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Curiosity & Disruptive Change
Fri, 24 February 2017, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
“We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before.” So opens an article by Klaus Schwab, the head of the World Economic Forum, on the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The flood of significant technological breakthroughs include artificial intelligence and robotics, the Internet of Things, blockchain encryption & currency, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, energy storage, and quantum computing. Every one of these innovations will have enormous social implications, and will result in great disruption in many many fields of endeavour.
Real disruption is a deep wound to the integrity of organisational identity, so real disruption requires radical adaptation, structural transformation… a transformation in identity. The question that disruption is asking is not ‘what is the problem?’ or ‘how do I survive?’ or ‘how do I make it go away’, the question that disruption is asking is ‘Who are you?’. How you navigate that question determines the path of your evolution. Will you react or respond? Or will you deflect, dismiss, resist, deny or hide? Will you be willing to wrestle with it and, more importantly, with yourself? Will you seek to understand it and, more importantly, seek to understand yourself?
‘Curiosity & Disruptive Change’ focuses on curiosity as the strongest motivation and most useful aptitude for navigating and instigating disruptive change. The kind of change we will all be experiencing, continuously, in the coming decades.
- Understand what we mean by disruption.
- Understand what we mean by curiosity.
- Learn why curiosity is so important.
- Learn how to apply curiosity to disruption.
Myth, fairy tales, problem solving, perceptual challenges, crafts & play, current affairs… any or all are possible approaches we might take. Prepare for a little disruption… We’ll create situations which will instigate your curiosity, and we’ll analyze and reflect on our experiences. Then we’ll get real, and see how curiosity needs to be applied to your current situation.
Attendees will receive a content based workbook, curiosity reference cards and access to online resources.