The Future of Work with Aaron Dignan

Show Summary

Aaron Dignan joins us to discuss his new book Brave New Work,  and explore how the stereotypical structures of businesses, bureaucracy, and elaborate systems of control are changing to environments of autonomy, testing and learning.  Welcome to episode 254 of the Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast!

Our Guest

Everywhere he looks, Aaron Dignan sees the same phenomenon. Our most trusted and important institutions in business, healthcare, government, philanthropy, and beyond are struggling. They’re confronted with the fact that the scale and bureaucracy that once made them strong are liabilities in an era of constant change. For the past ten years, he has studied organizations and teams with a new way of working that prioritizes adaptivity and autonomy over efficiency and control. Aaron contends that teams everywhere need to join them in the future of work. As the founder of The Ready, a global organizational transformation and coaching practice, he helps companies large and small adopt new forms of self-organization and dynamic teaming. Clients include GE, Kaplan, Lloyds Banking Group, Microsoft, Citibank, FreshDirect, Hyatt, Airbnb, Bloomin Brands, Charles Schwab, PG&E, Fidelity, New York Public Radio, and charity: water. Dignan is an active angel investor and helps build partnerships between the startups and end-ups he advises. Hes also a co-founder of Responsive.org. And he has sat on advisory boards for GE, American Express, PepsiCo, and Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, as well as the board of directors for Smashburger. He is the author of Game Frame (Free Press, 2011) and Brave New Work (Portfolio 2019).

Guest Links

Websites: https://www.bravenewwork.com/

  https://theready.com/

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