Pre-Conference Workshop A1
The Colour of Innovation Will Be Red
Date Wednesday, Dec 5 Time – Room Tegel Price: 95.00 € Status: places available
Red Monkey, Belgium
“Why don’t organisations learn and innovate fast enough?”
Jef Staes offers an answer to this question. As a thought leader in the fields of learning and innovation management, he analyses the way in which people resist and even obstruct change processes. And Jef does not shy away from confrontation! With a vast range of new insights and metaphors, he illustrates why managers and policymakers often reach the wrong decisions.
Jef Staes (Belgium, 1956) is one of the leading experts on these topics in Belgium and is quickly gaining international respect for his energizing mindset. He currently assists organizations in their quest to find a comprehensive answer and approach to the changing dynamics of today’s world. Based on his career as a software designer (GTE ATEA in Belgium & USA), training Manager and Corporate Learning Officer (Siemens, Belgium), he gained practical insights in the dynamics of organizational development.
Jef Staes is often the keynote speaker on various topics concerning culture innovation and this for a diverse audience (conferences, education, in-company, ...). He has given hundreds of keynotes, both in English and Dutch. Furthermore, he’s a visiting lecturer at several Management schools (Vlerick, UAMS, EHSAL). His refreshing stories are guaranteed eye-openers and his new look at the role of managers has inspired many.
He is also the author of a number of books on the topics of innovation and change management. One of which, “My Organisation is a Jungle”, was also translated to English. Through the use of rich metaphors and exciting parallels, he truly engages you in the story of the Red Monkey. Other books in the series, “My Manager is a Hero” & "I was a Sheep" continue the story and are often featured in Jef's speeches. All books have been bestselling publications with over 15.000 copies sold.
Watch this video for Jef’s personal introduction on what the workshop will be about: https://vimeo.com/292713256!
Our environment is switching from a flat 2D world to a 3D habitat that is chaotic and ever changing. We have been carried from an information drought to an information flood. For the first time in our history, people with a passion for their talents can learn at every moment. Their learning power is limited only by their learning competences. This shift in learning is dividing people into two groups: the 2D-smarts and the 3D-smarts. The 2D-smarts are people who learn(ed) and work(ed) based on discipline and intelligence. They went to school for a diploma and went to work with a function description. The 3D-Smarts go for fusion between work and learning. They do 3D-smarting. They continuously learn while working based on their passion to do. They are the driving force behind the ever-increasing powers of disruptive innovation and evolution. They will win ‘the battle of the species’.
Education and companies need to embrace 3D-smarting. This change will be dramatic because 3D-organisations need executive and management competences that are based on completely different talents than those needed in 2D-organisations. This Pre-Conference Workshop is not only a plea for a dramatic change in the organisation of work and education, but will also present ‘Red Monkey Innovation Management’ as a holistic strategy to embed real learning and disruptive innovation in your organisation. After this session 2D, 3D, 3D-smarting, Jeff’s Law, 3D-innovation, power defect, and Red Monkeys will be branded in your brain. You will learn to love learning. You will ignite culture innovation.
Everyone who is interested in evolution in working and learning. There is no level of expected/required level of expertise … it’s new for all of us.
Participants will go home with a completely different view on working and learning.
- Switch3D, 2D becomes 3D. From information shortage to information luxury.
- The Global 3D-Smart Wave. 3D-Smarting is killing todays balance between education and work.
- 3D-Smarts are Bright. Only ‘Passion & Talent Based Learning’ is Real Learning.
- Jeff’s Law, a new paradigm that explains the love for learning
- Global 3D-Innovation Wave
- Organizations in Search of a New Balance
- The Power Defect. The battle of the species explained.
- Red Monkey Innovation Management. Learning only happens when you are in love with disruption.
- Next step … Culture Innovation.