Did you know that many years ago the great Steve Wozniak borrowed $500 from a credit union to help replace a stolen TV; he needed to replace it because it wanted to turn that TV into something new which eventually lead to the creation of Apple. Pretty incredible right, you did that, you had a hand in changing the way we function in the world on a daily basis. A lot of people don’t know that story, so what else are we leaving out? Today at CO-OP THiNK we discussed how we can bring innovation into the credit unions, here the top 10 thoughts.Unite with one voice. Sure every individual credit union is going to have something that makes them unique but our overall purpose is the same. That’s the message we need to focus on.Never miss an opportunity to share. Social media can be our biggest, most powerful ally if we will only take advantage of it. Share your local story, invest a few dollars in a promoted post. People love to read positive, “feel good” stories and you have just that.Don’t stereotype millennials. If you are only thinking of a millennial as a recent college grad, living at home with no job and student loans. It’s time to widen your view. Millennials have steady jobs, homes, and kids of their own. By generalizing your message to them you are losing valuable members.Unlock your creativity. We are all innately creative, it’s just as we get older our definition of what it means to be creative becomes skewed. Take some time to notice when you feel creative and act.Innovation doesn’t mean an overhaul. Innovation can be the smallest of things that ends up significantly impacting your processes. Don’t be afraid to bring an idea to the table because you feel it isn’t “glamorous” enough.Create a culture shift. “Because we’ve always done it this way” is a phrase we should never have to hear again. A culture change won’t happen overnight, but start making small changes to work towards a more open and collaborative environment.Make data visual. Bring your ideas and data to life. Creating a visual impacts people on an emotional level and it will be easier to get others (who may have previously been reluctant) to get on board.Exercise empathy. With your employees and members. Showing empathy will create brand ambassadors for life.Stop making excuses. Regulation, limited budgets, etc. etc. Guess what every industry deals with issues. Time to move on, the bottom line is we either embrace innovation or we become irrelevant. Encourage curiosity. Allow employees to try new things, set aside a percentage of your budget specifically for something new. If it works, run with it, if not move on. Curiosity is what will keep you ahead of the game. 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Reed Web: www.CUInsight.com Details
Indigenous faith group Sunda Wiwitan has said local authorities have committed a human rights violation by closing off a tomb built by the group’s followers in West Java. The tomb was built in Cisantana village, Cigugur district, Kuningan regency.On Monday, the Kuningan Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) placed an orange barrier around the tomb and fastened two stickers to it. The agency said the group had built a “monument” without the proper permit. Read also: How Sunda Wiwitan survives injusticeHe said the local administration did not consider the building a tomb, saying that tall constructions made of bricks and other materials were defined as monuments by the Great Dictionary of the Indonesian Language (KBBI).“Based on the perspective of the Satpol PP, it is a monument. I have discussed it with colleagues from the SKPD [regional working units], and we categorize the building as a monument,” Indra said.According to Kuningan Regency Regulation No. 13/2019 on a building permit (IMB) issuance, a monument must have an IMB, Indra added.The Satpol PP gave Sunda Wiwitan seven days after it closed off the building to obtain an IMB. If the request was not met, the agency said, it would ask the group to demolish the building within 30 days.Sunda Wiwitan said it had applied for an IMB with the Capital Investment and One Stop Service (DPMPTSP) agency on July 1, two days after the first warning letter was issued by the Satpol PP.However, on July 14, the DPMPTSP rejected the application on the grounds that there were no implementing regulations for such a building, the group said.“This is arbitrariness carried out systematically. There are no technical guidelines [for the construction], but the sealing has been done. So what’s the legal basis?” Okky said.Okky said he would report the incident to the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM). (syk)Topics : The Sunda Wiwitan followers said the construction was a tomb that the group had prepared for two of its elders, Pangeran Djatikusumah, who is now 88 years old, and his wife, Ratu Emalia Wigarningsih.“Do we have any technical instructions on [monument construction]? We don’t have the regulation yet. For us, it is not a monument. It’s a tomb,” Sunda Wiwitan member Okky Satrio Djati said on Monday, as quoted by kompas.com.Kuningan Satpol PP head Indra Purwantoro said that before the building was closed off, he had sent three warning letters to Sunda Wiwitan, but the group had failed to show a permit.“This is in accordance with our standard procedures. If after the third warning letter, no legal license is shown, we close it off,” Indra said.