Top 10 Healthcare Trends in Australia in 2019


By 2050, a quarter of the population will be aged 60+ everywhere except Africa (EY) AI uses patient data to improve clinical decision-making and personalize care (World Economic Forum) Wearable and portable devices empower patients to self-manage their care (Deloitte) The always-connected patient ...

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Magnetic Messages


We’re bombarded by more information than ever before, so we all need to be able to cut through the clutter and deliver our messages with more impact. We’ve all sat through business presentations that were so mind-numbingly boring you lost the will to live! Hmm … You might have eve...

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Are You Ready for Generation Z In Your Workplace?


Generation Z – the “dot com kids” – are people born between 1995 and 2009. They are the largest generation ever, make up 20% of Australia’s population, and 2 billion people worldwide. By 2025, they will make up 27% of our workforce. Are YOU ready for them in your workplace? Here are 10 th...

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People and Machines: Better Together – Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace


There’s a lot of talk now about Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the workplace. But as much as we hear about “robots coming for your jobs”, the reality is that the best workplaces will have people and machines working together. Employer demand for AI in the workplace has more than ...

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Are You Flexible Enough for Flexible Work?


The best people want more flexibility in their working hours – as research shows: 81% of employees want to be trusted when, where and how they work (Sage People) 35% of people are choosing freelance work (Forbes) 47% of Australian workers would accept a pay cut for more flexible working hour...

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Understand the Future Customer Journey


A few weeks ago, I was in Brisbane speaking to the CEOs of private hospitals in Queensland about the future of healthcare. These are smart, savvy, experienced people who know healthcare is changing, know they need to change as well, but don’t know exactly what to do. But I know some of them w...

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Disruption By Design


20 years ago, Clay Christensen wrote a groundbreaking article about “disruptive innovation”, and that brought the term “disruption” into everyday business use. Hardly a week goes by without hearing about business – or even an entire industry – being disrupted, so...

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What Will the City of the Future Look Like?


By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. What will the city of the future look like? Here are 10 things we’ll see in the not-too-distant future … Most buildings source their power from renewable energy sources. Vertical farming uses land effi...

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Talent Magnet: 4 Trends To Future-Proof Your Workplace


As a futurist, I’m always looking at the trends affecting workplaces and organisations, and I’ve noticed an interesting trend over the last 8-10 years.

A decade ago, we were in the early stages of the technology explosion – with social media, smartphones, and the first discussio...

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The Future of Private Hospitals and Private Healthcare in Australia


Young people are deserting private hospital insurance – with 49,000 fewer Generation Z’s and Generation Y’s with private insurance than in 2017 (APRA)
Health insurance reform will start taking effect from April 2019 with premium rises and falls for different categories (Deloitte)
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