Event Website: https://innov8rs.co/unconf/
Speaker: Brant Cooper
Talk title: Disruption Proof – Dealing with increased complexity and endless disruption.
Talk Description: We are in the midst of global disruption. Brought about by the digital revolution, we face massive structural changes to our institutions: business, government, education and so on. Relatedly, we live in interconnected world, a meshed network, disordered, complex, constantly inundated with Information, moving at the speed of light. Yet for the most part, we still manage our businesses as if extended assembly lines.
Gone are the days of hierarchical, command and control, execution-minded, output-driven management. Here are the days of working with speed and agile, with empathy, vulnerability, and empowerment of people.
I propose behavior change based on the 5Es — Empathy, Exploration, Evidence, Equilibrium and Ethics — inspired top-down, but implemented ground up. Required across the organization from the front-lines to the c-suite, empowering people to create value will drive the necessary change. The result is and organization that is resilient, able to weather the storms; aware of the environment and human needs; and dynamical able to change course when required. This is a Disruption Proof business.