There is much talk about Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). But at least in New Zealand the commercial uptake of practical solutions in these fields is still very much at a nascent stage. I was glad to introduce Mark Billinghurst, one of the leading thinkers and practitioners in these fields, to the CEOs and their teams of forward thinking companies such as ClearPoint and Putti in Auckland this week. Watch this space for my blurb on Mark’s MagicLeap hackathon in three weeks.
This time I took a small team of people from across Tower Insurance to a Go and See in good old Lean fashion (gemba). We learned from the Auckland Health District Board at Auckland City Hospital how they drive change and make continuous innovation happen to grow the organisation. To name just a few of the things that stood out: the approach of Release Time to Care, the practice of Rapid Improvement Events and the Design Lab’s valuing return on portfolio over return on investment.
Let’s face it, large organisations are often slow when it comes to bringing new products and services to market. Inspired by how start-ups operate they believe they simply have to speed up in order to be successful. This is not true. Yes, speed matters, but it’s not about how fast you can launch a new product or service – it’s about how fast you can learn what works and what doesn’t. See more here: www.innovate-strategy.com