Past Meetup

Dr. Aithan Shapira - Building Cultures for Innovation at the Speed of Change

This Meetup is past

60 people went

Te Papa

55 Cable St · Wellington

How to find us

We are being hosted by Mahuki! Please come to Level 2 of Te Papa, the entrance to Mahuki is beside StoryPlace. Otherwise, please ask a Te Papa host and they will be able to direct you to Mahuki.

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Startup Garage in conjunction with WREDA, and Mahuki, are hosting Dr. Aithan Shapira.

Aithan Shapira is equipping individuals, teams, and organisations for today and for the future of work, where shifting from building tools to creating cultures of innovation is the competitive advantage - cultures that lean toward breaking established mental models are adept at negotiating many perspectives and are responsive to change.

In today’s increasingly fast-paced, competitive, and complex world, if you don’t innovate you won’t survive. Most people and organisations are not inherently innovative. The rise of the digital age - often referred to as the 4th industrial revolution - oriented the last 30 years toward building tools for innovation. But you cannot simply build an innovation lab or buy the shiniest trademarked tools to become innovative.

Skills are temporary in this transitional age where individuals, teams, and organisations are changing to meet the rapidly changing needs of their customers. Functional expertise is shifting to constant learning, meaning that hiring and firing competencies must be replaced by transforming your organization to the most powerful incubator possible for the development of talent.

In our working world, vulnerability, uncertainty and unpredictability are the new literacy. Building Cultures for Innovation at the Speed of Change explores how artists’ frameworks can be used to create cultures of innovation that amplify diversity, enhance collaboration, and enable people to thrive in change.