Dave wrote two pioneering books about about design, change, and innovation. Gamestorming, “a playbook for innovators, rule-breakers and change-makers,” is a subversive book that helps us make change from the bottom up. His second book, The Connected Company (Amazon UK) is a strategic blueprint for businesses who want to innovate and lead in the new connected economy.
Dave works with business leaders to help them design more flexible, innovative organisations. He’s passionate about creating sustainable change in complex social systems. He helps groups work together to visualise complex challenges, making them easier to see, share, and solve, so that we can move our ideas and our organisations forward. Dave founded XPLANE, the visual thinking company, which was acquired by the Dachis Group in 2010. Follow Dave on twitter and check out his website.
More than half of change initiatives fail to achieve their objectives. Most of these initiatives fail because they don’t adequately understand the organisation’s culture and potential for resisting the change.
Dave will talk about the importance of culture, and provide a method that anyone can use to map and understand the culture of a team, group or organisation.
Having a map of your culture will help you understand what’s possible and what’s not possible. What aspects of the culture can be changed, and what aspects might be too difficult to tackle. Like any map, it will help you discover hidden opportunities and identify threats before it’s too late.
At Together London we organise events to help you change your organisation. We’re here to make Dare Conference a safe space where everyone is treated with respect. Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Together London.