I am delighted to share this video of my QUTeX talk on Societies on the Brink with you. This really serves as an opening statement of intent for my coming Australian Laureate Fellowship project, which commences in earnest in early 2022.
We live in an age where disruption is no longer the exception, but the norm. However, many organisations are still struggling to realise the benefits of their transformation efforts
We live in extraordinary times. Never before in the history of humankind, have we experienced such rapid change.
At the latest RWF event presented by QUTeX, Prof. Malcolm Thatcher and Dr Shari Read explored how the cultural and human imperatives of digital transformation have been made salient by the pandemic, but importantly how the renewed momentum can be harnessed.
As we all recover from the initial shock of finding ourselves in a global pandemic, the realisation that the world around us has changed is starting to sink in.
Somehow, Lockdown 2.0 (or the threat of it) doesn’t seem to conjure up the same brave new world as the original version. Are we or aren’t we on the cusp of a new way of working?
Daryl Wright, the inaugural president of the Queensland chapter of the Australian Transformation and Turnaround Association, recognised the challenges of transformation and decided to tackle them head-on.
There is growing tension between those who have adjusted and benefited from working for home for almost four months, and those with a strong desire for everything to ‘return to normal’ – and regardless of which side of the office-fence you sit, we’re all feeling a little uncomfortable about the situation.
In this short video, Dr Peter Beven wraps up the key takeaways from the event. Our thanks goes to all the panelists, facilitators and participants who helped to make this event so insightful and inspirational.
Governments around the world are hitting the reset button on economies and societies. What we do during the pause created by economic ‘hibernation’, and the direction we choose to face when we re-emerge will determine whether we head back out onto the path of self-destruction, or take this unprecedented opportunity to re-imagine the way we show up in the world.