What happens if we think of the Company not as a Machine…By
and more like an organism? “Or even better, what if we compared the company with other large, complex human systems, like, for example, the city?” says Dave Gray in his new book, The Connected Company.
In the podcast we discuss this type of company and investigate what Dave calls pods. We even take a little time to talk how this all applies to Lean. Dave works with senior leaders to help them design more flexible, innovative organizations. His passion is to create real, sustainable change in complex social systems. He helps groups work together to visualize complex challenges, making them easier to see, share and solve, so they can move their ideas and organizations forward.
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Dave has authored two books on designing change and innovation. His first book, Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers, is a practical handbook for innovators and change agents. His second book, The Connected Company, is a strategic blueprint and roadmap for businesses who want to innovate and lead in the next century.
Dave is the founder of XPLANE, the visual thinking company, which was acquired by the Dachis Group in 2010. Dave is also a founding member of VizThink, an international community of Visual Thinkers, and serves on several advisory boards.