How Toyota is future-proofing its innovation reputation

Dmitri Colebatch, Toyota
What do a former elite rower, a car that runs on water and an award-winning IT transformation have in common? Plenty, as it turns out. Dmitri Colebatch has a history of high achievement. In a former life he represented Australia as an elite rower for nine years, notably winning silver in the Men’s Pair at the 1998 World University Championships in Croatia. These days, his focus is above the waterline but is no less strenuous. As Toyota Australia’s Corporate Manager Solutions, Dmitri has played a key role in helping the business shape and implement ...
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5 ways a balanced scorecard can help you nail your business strategy

Balanced scorecard, Vietnam style
“You can’t manage what you don’t control, and you can’t control what you don’t measure.” So said American author and software engineer Tom DeMarco, and at the risk of mangling our metaphors, we’ll add, “if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it”. Anyone who’s ever developed a business strategy for their organisation will likely be nodding in agreement about now. Many will have joined fellow executives and board members at annual company ‘strategy retreats’, somewhere exclusive and out of town, and helped create three, five or even ten-year strategie...
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