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What now? How organisations can thrive in disruptive times

Paul Stewart
Paul Stewart
Monday, August 16, 2021

In the past decade we have been living through the fastest rate of change in the history of humankind. Add the COVID-19 pandemic to the mix and both organisations and individuals have encountered an unthinkable level of disruption virtually overnight. While the sentiment that we’re living in ‘unprecedented times’ has started to sound a little cliche, the undeniable reality is that life as we know it has changed for good.

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What now? How organisations can thrive in disruptive times

Organisations and leaders are facing a raft of new challenges across their internal and external environments, and while there isn’t a one size fits all solution for adapting to and embracing these new challenges there are organisations that are clearly responding faster and doing better than others.

To help make sense of what is going on and what can help to be on the positive side of the disruption response, our co-founder Paul Stewart teamed up with Deloitte’s Chief Edge officer Peter Williams for an exciting 60-minute chat.

Hear Paul and Peter’s shared perspectives on: 

00:20 - Surprises from the impact of COVID-19  

08:56 - What is the right culture to support innovation and change?  

09:51 - How to build an innovation culture to become more adaptable  

26:54 - How to build resilient, engaged and connected hybrid workforces 

  • Enabling serendipitous moments to occur  
  • Reimagining the role of the office and organisational rituals 

51:27 - Embracing innovation in the public sector

About the speakers

Peter Williams 

Peter is a recognised thought leader and practitioner in Innovation. Peter started working with internet technologies in 1993 and in 1996 founded an eBusiness Consulting group, Deloitte Australia. Since that time Peter is the CEO of the Eclipse Group, a Deloitte subsidiary, and then founded Deloitte Digital. Peter is the Chairman of Deloitte’s Innovation Council and the Chief Edge Officer. He is recently named as one of Australia’s top Digital Influencers and is an Adjunct Professor at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. 


Paul Stewart

Paul is co-founder of ON-Brand Partners and co-author of the best-selling book ‘Branded Customer Service’, which informs many ON-Brand Partners concepts and solutions. Paul was the Chief Economist at ANZ Bank, has held C-Suite roles and consulted in organisational change, transformation and innovation throughout Europe, Asia and Australasia for over to 20 years. 


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