Citizen Utility Boards inspired by university model

In several countries today, utilities (electricity, gas,water, telco) are still government controlled or either managed as a  monopoly or duopoly. Customers in such cases are always at the receiving end as they don’t have any forums to present their views. Most of the customer forums set up by government are

Taking cultural competency seriously

One of the most discussed topics in the workplace in this globalized world is diversity. While diversity had many facets- gender, ethnicity, nationality etc, the one area that is usually understated is the appreciation of different cultures. Today,  most of the  large organizations either locally or globally are being made

Potato King who used curiosity to change people minds

In the 1700s, famine in Europe occurred regularly—crops failed and invading armies often stole or burned food. Frederick the Great of Prussia saw in the potato a solution. Highly filling and weather resistant, it was also a difficult crop to steal or destroy. But Prussians wouldn’t have it. Potato eating

Nudge Unit in Australian government drives behaviour change

State of New South Wales, in  Australia have been actively supporting the mission to use behavior science as a key enabler to enable policy decisions and drive positive society change. They are using the principles of behavioral science to tackle interesting problems : 1. Reduce city traffic congestion through flexi

Medici family: Inspiration to HR Managers

The Medici family, also known as the House of Medici, is said to be one of the most inflinfluential group in the Renaissance era. They first attained wealth and political power in Florence in the 13th century through its success in commerce and banking. The Medici’s had the vision and

Brazil’s Sport Club Recife innovates organ donation

Brazil’s Sport Club Recife is known for having some of the most passionate fans in Brazil . They are passionate about life too. Even after death. 51,000 Recife fans have signed up to donate their organs after they die (more than the stadium capacity). The club has mobilised their passionate

Italy Mafia : Methods behind murky deals !

Both are five letter words and they have become synonymous with each other ! Yes , Italy and Mafia have become inseparable . Mafia in Italy has a rich history and are an integral part of Italian economy. ( See : Mafia Empire Statistics ) . Though the activities they

Innovations in skill development

It is not just the private organizations who are taking skill development seriously. Several leading countries who are abreast with the disruptive business models and  proliferation of technology across the business are taking skill development seriously to improve the overall productivity with an aim to remain competitive in the global