Workforce management

The future of work is team productivity. A future-proofed workforce stops the churn of talent by training people for high-demand and emerging skills and deploying them in high performing and balanced teams that accelerate business impact. Here are some ideas from those doing it well.

Digital transformation in the military – aspiration or substance?

The days when military innovation led the way in technical progress are a distant memory. Today the most brilliant minds, the greatest unfettered entrepreneurial zeal and the big bucks to imagine and drive the pace of change generally lie elsewhere.

Are defence digital capabilities at risk of being outdated?

There is a clear link between Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, an act that has transformed Europe’s security architecture, and the urgency with which we should be embracing new technologies and building our digital armies.

5 steps for engaging Digital Natives with the modern military

There are thousands of digital natives (individuals who have grown up with and are very comfortable with technology) looking for employment, and yet we find it unendingly difficult to recruit them into the military.

Why Australia’s Defence Force needs a digital insurgency

If the Australian Defence Force (ADF) is to keep pace with modern practices and digitally transform its operations, it will require an insurgency from within.

Reflections on leaving the military – the digital challenge

Leaving the military 35 years after entering the gates of Sandhurst for the first time offers the chance to pause to reflect. The world has changed immeasurably in that time, and the military profession and character of war have revolutionised in parallel.

The future fight and the need for militaries to build out their digital armies

The skills gap and how to fix it is clearly a global challenge, with organisations big and small re-thinking their talent strategies.

Attracting digital natives to the modern military

I left NATO Allied Command Operations in 2020 with unfinished business – regrets I am working to rectify – in three areas.

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