Michael helps people and organisations explore the impact of contemporary ideas and envision success. Michael equips people with the confidence to act.
Clients are frequently looking for vendor-neutral advice, questioning what to do next, facing significant organisational or market changes, or are proactively exploring new possibilities for creating impact from new technology.
Below is a partial list of the direct client work Michael has undertaken over recent years, with key industry sectors being business services, education and academic, and public sector.
This is the list of work across New Zealand and Australia. There’s a separate list for international client projects.
- Food Manufacturer (Melbourne, 2015)
- Government Agency (Canberra, 2015)
- Professional Services Firm (Melbourne, 2014)
- University (Auckland, 2014)
- University (Palmerston North, 2013)
- Veterinary Services Organisation (Taranaki, 2012)
- Project Management Organisation (Christchurch, 2012)
- University (Palmerston North, 2012)
- Professional Services Organisation (New Zealand, 2011)
- Central Government Department (Wellington, 2011)
- Research Organisation (Christchurch, 2005 and 2010)
- Research Organisation (Christchurch and Palmerston North, 2008)
Conducted a series of interviews with senior managers to discover opportunities to use new collaboration tools and approaches across the firm. Presented a summary workshop to a representative group of managers and employees, and facilitated a roadmap planning activity.
Review and critique of the agency’s adoption approach for IBM Connections, along with presentations to senior executives (on their role in the success of IBM Connections), all staff, and small groups on the possibilities and opportunities of IBM Connections in day-to-day work.
Gave a series of presentations on what is possible with IBM Connections (which the firm had purchased), and then facilitated a discussion around strategy and adoption.
Provided input on the firm’s adoption and change management strategy for its new SharePoint 2013-based intranet and collaboration environment. Required reviewing the university’s strategy documents, providing written input, and engaging remotely with members of the project team.
Interviewed multiple academics to better understand their working styles and what they might need from a new SharePoint 2013-based intranet. Provided direction to the intranet project team focusing on the best opportunities available for working with the academics.
Engagement with vets and other professional staff for co-discovery of opportunities for a new Intranet and collaboration platform.
Advice on an approach to engagement and user adoption for a new suite of collaboration tools from IBM, including Connections, Sametime, and FileNet.
Presentation of a workshop on user adoption, and facilitation of a discussion on collaboration strategy and developing an approach to user adoption for a new SharePoint-based intranet.
Engagement with lead business users and managers for co-discovery of business requirements for a new Intranet and collaboration platform.
External review of the Intranet, with recommendations on improvement. Also strategic input into various knowledge management and collaboration strategies.
Review and input into their collaboration strategy.
Research into the collaboration and work practices impact of introducing an advanced network into two research-focused organisations.
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