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Jef Staes

Jef Staes

“Why don'’t organizations learn and innovate fast enough?”
Languages : English, Dutch

  • Categories

  • Management
    • Change Management
    • Human Resource Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation & Creativity
    • Innovation
  • Employability

  • Lecture
  • Subjects

  • Change process
  • Increasing the flexibility and the power to innovate of workers, teams and organisations
  • HRM
  • Innovation
  • Change management
  • Cultural change in organizations
  • The engine of innovation

Jef Staes is a leading authority in Belgium on Learning processes and Innovative Organizations. With over 30 years of experience in dealing with learning and innovation, he currently assists organizations and companies in their quest to find a comprehensive answer and approach to the changing dynamics of today’s market.

Jef's stories about red monkeys en passionless sheep have awakened many listeners. With these stories, he paints a stark picture of the design flaws in our society and its organizations. Neither has been built to withstand the flood wave of innovation and information of the 21st century.

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Jef Staes is a leading authority in Belgium on Learning processes and Innovative Organizations. With over 30 years of experience in dealing with learning and innovation, he currently assists organizations and companies in their quest to find a comprehensive answer and approach to the changing dynamics of today’s market.

Jef's stories about red monkeys en passionless sheep have awakened many listeners. With these stories, he paints a stark picture of the design flaws in our society and its organizations. Neither has been built to withstand the flood wave of innovation and information of the 21st century.

Based on a professional career as software engineer, training manager and Corporate Learning Officer, he focuses on the urgent need for culture change. Not only does he discuss the future role Human Resources Management, but also the need for Executives to wake up and start building Learning and Innovative Organizations.

“Why don’t organizations learn and innovate fast enough?”

Jef Staes offers an answer to this question. As a business speaker he awakens companies and presents them with a unique concept to guide them through the necessary changes. Change processes in the field of management and learning, should always aim to dramatically increasing the flexibility and the power to innovate of workers, teams and organizations. Jef Staes has given hundreds of lectures on culture innovation bringing a variety of different perspectives to this subject and this for a very diverse audience (Conferences, Education, In-company, Associations...). He was a speaker at numerous international conferences.

He is also the author of the Red Monkey Trilogy of which the first book 'My Organization is a Jungle' has been translated. Here he further explores the dramatic difficulties Innovation faces in most organizations today. Through the use of rich metaphors and exciting parallels, he engages you in the story of the Red Monkey.

His most important project is the Red Monkey Company to further aid organizations in their transition to a new culture. The aim is to bring companies together to share information and best practices. And ultimately to implement ideas that increase the agility and innovation power of employees, teams and processes.

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Cover van My organisation is a jungle

My organisation is a jungle

Title:
My organisation is a jungle
 
Author:
Jef Staes
 
Publisher:
Lannoo Campus
 
Book:
Paperback, 176 pages
 
ISBN:
978-90-209-7712-7
 
 
 
 
 

How do you create an environment in which new ideas can survive and thrive? How do you increase the innovative power of your organisation, its team and its employees? What is the strangeling creative wentrepreneurship in your company? This book gives a bold but chilling answer to all these challenging questions - questions which confront managers and executives on a daily basis.

"You are a sheep!" - Keynote by Jef Staes
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The Red Monkey Story
Keynote speech at TriFinance
Keynote speech at TriFinance
Keynote at WCF
Keynote at WCF