From busyness to value creation

In May 2018, Jorn Bettin gave a seminar on culture and value creation to audiences in Auckland, Wellington, Tauranga and Christchurch as part of Techweek 2018. The seminar was entitled From the busyness of innovation to the creation of lasting value.

Challenges that go beyond the established framework of research in industry, government and academia

The healthcare sector, the primary industries, and related technological innovators are key pillars of New Zealand's economy. However, in most cases, breakthrough innovation is the result of intensive interdisciplinary research and development, often drawing on insights from disciplines that may lie beyond the focus of attention and the capabilities of a particular organisation, faculty, or government initiative.

Whilst exponential improvements in communication have transformed our economy, they have also put into sharp focus the limits of the ability of organisational cultures to adapt to new contexts. Our cognitive limits prevent us from better understanding the full implications of all our actions.

It is time to stop confusing innovation with entertaining stories, and to shift from a culture of sick busyness to an appreciation of the value of life.

Corresponding webinar – part 1

  1. Assessment of our current culture
  2. Why did we end up creating this culture?
  3. The foundations of our "high tech" civilisation
  4. What can we do?

Corresponding webinar – part 2

  1. Creation of lasting value
  2. Competency networks
  3. It sounds good in theory, but it can’t work, or can it?
  4. Be good to the world

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