Elfried Klarenbeek is a passionate innovator. He operates at the intersection of human values, technology and business. He tells stories, connects, facilitates and creates businesses....
Elfried Klarenbeek is a passionate innovator. He operates at the intersection of human values, technology and business. He tells stories, connects, facilitates and creates businesses.
Elfried is a highly sought after speaker on 21st century human centric organisations, leadership, transformation and culture. His talks all center around a larger idea that human centric organisation are the key to a better world.
The challenges we now face have never been more stark in the history of mankind. Organizations worldwide struggle and are challenged to let go of the old and to look for new forms of collaboration and organization.
His talks really make you think. In which merry-go-round do we actually keep each other imprisoned in our organizations and why? How much energy do we lose with that? He inspires and provokes people to look at their work and organization with fresh eyes. What can we let go? What else can can we let arise? What are the new organising principles we need?
Together with his audience, he explores new organizational principles that are needed to flourish in this new era. Together you discover how quality of being is needed to make doing work. How you can make the shift from competitive advantage to collaborative advantage.The audience leaves with practical material on how things can be done differently.
Elfried has a passionate and visual style of presentation and tells sparkling stories with catchy content. He quickly gets the audience to the edge of their seats. He alternates stories with experiences making his message tangible at a deep level.
Lectures and workshops are always tailored to your organization, the participants and the phase your organization currently is in. A talk can be followed by an experiential workshop, in which the audience can embody the core concepts on a deep level.
Elfried is author of the "Teams in Flow" model.Flow, our natural state of being, is a key to effortless collaboration and creation. It opens the door to the full potential of individuals and teams. Flow is the route to engagement, team synergy to intuition & collective intelligence. Teams in flow is a very practical model based on 10 years of research in collaboration with a number of large organizations. The model builds further on the ideas of Jaworski, Laloux, Theory U, design Thinking and the lean start-up.
Elfried has founded a number of companies, including the very successful scale-up Harver (harver.com) who sells its products across the globe to customers such as Uber, Booking and Zappos. He is co-creator of Touching the Community Soul, a Leadership program from Aberkyn. This one-year training helps innovators of large organizations to innovate based on a broader awareness and organization principles of the new age.
Elfried coaches & facilitates teams and organizations to get to flow. Together with his customers, like Booking and Microsoft he dreams, creates and realizes new value curves, business models, platforms and experiences.
Teams in flow
Discover flow and what it can do for your organization.
Flow, our natural state of being, is a key to effortless collaboration and creation. It opens the door to the full potential of individuals and teams. Flow offers a solid answer to the ever-changing and more complex environment. Flow is a simple way to effectiveness, meaning and inspiration for teams.
Learn about a practical model with the four steps to flow and the conditions needed to bring teams into a state of flow.
The talk is 60 minutes and can on request be followed by an experiential workshop (creating in flow) to experience for yourself what flow is and how to reap the benefits as a team.
Creating in flow
Learn to apply the principles of flow and discover how to create and collaborate from flow.
Renewal is hard
Leaders and innovators in organizations are confronted with issues that can no longer be solved in the usual ways. Innovation in a continuously faster changing and more complex environment is extremely hard. More and more organizations are actively looking for the next level of organizational intelligence. Organization & innovation must go hand in hand as a key to renewal and transformation.
Creating in flow is a one-day workshop where you experience the principles behind creating in flow, and how you can create & innovate effortlessly and lightning-fast from a state of flow. Using the “Teams in Flow” model, you discover the four levels of collaboration: Survival, Safety, Synergy and Flow.
The day is all about experiencing. You’ ll start working as soon as possible on a case. The team, their questions and their themes are the starting point.
Based on 10 years of research
Creating in flow is a method that originated during 10 years of research in a research program in collaboration with Nijenrode business university. Over 40 organizations participated in this program.
Who is this workshop for?
Organizations and teams with a challenge in the area of transformation & renewal. Pioneers who lead an innovation or transformation project. People who want to experience what it means to work and collaborate from the full potential.
The workshop is always adapted to your organization, the participants and the phase in which your organization is currently in.
Upon request, we create a tailor-made workshop based on an intake of the organisation and the specific needs and challenges that are at hand.
The workshop can be given for half a day or a full day, or two full days.
The future of work
This talk is an exploration of the themes that underlie the tectonic shifts in the world of work. A journey into the explosive mix of rapidly changing technology, business, economy and society and the questions that arise for all of us.
What does this mean for how we are going to work in the future? Will we continue to work at all? What is the impact of the large platforms on our work? What about robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Are we humans being pushed out of the labor market? Is the basic income a good idea?
One thing is clear in all of this uncertainty. If we want to create a future that works for everyone, we have to put “being human” at the center of our work.
And being human is something that we do together.
AI; the ultimate human resource?
AI is the most transformational technology invented in the history of mankind. It is named the new electricity with more impact then the written word. At an exponential pace it finds its way into our products, services, our work, our social relationships, and slowly our entire life.
These developments force us to face some major questions. Do we actually understand what is happening? When and how does it affect your organization? How do we organize ourselves in an AI-driven world? Are we heading towards a tech driven utopia? Ultimately this requires from us to consider what it means to be human in this tech driven world.
This talk gives paints a picture of the true extent of this revolution, considers it with the necessary suspicion and encourages you to think.
Be surprised and get some grip on what’s coming.