THINK 16 SPEAKERS: Shock Your Culture to Create Lasting Change

If you want to spark sudden, transformative, productive change, shock your culture. Big data, brilliant ideas, great flashes of inspiration – none of these can accomplish what culture can. By priming your culture for innovation, you create an organization-wide flow of new ideas. By promoting the value of innovation, you can bring new ideas to life. And by fostering an environment in which ideas and initiative are prized, you add meaning and fulfillment to your workplace. THINK 16 challenges you to re-imagine your culture with help from two leading thinkers on culture change: Fast Company’s Polly LaBarre and Robert Richman from Zappos Insights:  Create a Stampede of Maverick Thinking Enough. In an economy defined by overcapacity, oversupply and sensory overload – an economy in which everyone already has enough of whatever you’re selling – the only way to stand out is to stand for truly distinctive ideas about where your company and your industry should be going. This doesn’t happen in isolation. Author, speaker and thinker Polly LaBarre – co-founder of Fast Company and author of Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win – believes that your organizational capacity to innovate is the key. Are you ready to revolutionize your culture? At THINK 16 LaBarre discusses how organizations can cultivate innovation at the DNA level by changing the way they change. In the process, revitalized organizations produce better outcomes and a more inspiring work environment. Hacking Your Culture to Spark Rapid Change Culture is also at the center of Robert Richman’s work. If you want to supercharge innovation – to ignite it within your organization and drive new ideas forward to fruition – there is no substitute for focusing on culture. As the co-creator of Zappos Insights, a program focused on educating companies on the secrets behind Zappos’ amazing employee culture, Richman and the Insights team teaches Zappos’ secrets to more than 25,000 students per year. Want to spark rapid change? At THINK 16 Richman shares the notion of culture hacking – a way for anyone at any level to shift the culture. By understanding the principles of culture and learning the techniques of culture hacking, you can create the cultural alchemy necessary to transform your culture now – quickly and with very few resources. There’s still time to register for THINK 16! Learn more and see the full speaker lineup here.