Future Squared Episode #31: Creating a Culture of Innovation with Dave Gray

May 31, 2023

Future Squared Episode #31: Creating a Culture of Innovation with Dave Gray


Dave Gray is an author and management consultant who works with the world’s leading companies to develop and execute winning strategies. He co-created the Culture Map with Alex Osterwalder, of business model canvas fame, to help companies measure their culture and move the needle to where it needs to go.

He is the founder of XPLANE, a strategic design consultancy, and co-founder of Boardthing, a collaboration platform for distributed teams.He is the author of two books on design, change and innovation including Gamestorming: A playbook for innovators, rule-breakers and changemakers has sold more than 50,000 copies and has been translated into 14 languages.

His area of focus is the human side of change and innovation, specifically: How can you get people to adopt new ideas? How can you win their hearts and minds? How can you get people, including yourself, to change deeply embedded habits and behaviours? How can you transform a business strategy from a good idea to a living fact in the real world?

Topics discussed:

  • What went wrong at Nokia – a story from the frontlines
  • The Culture Map – what it is and how to use it
  • How to turn the dial up on innovative thinking in your company
  • Why culture underpins everything when it comes to innovation
  • Open innovation, collaboration and the connected company
  • Case studies on transforming culture 
  • Why culture change starts with self awareness at the individual level

Show Notes:

Listen on iTunes: goo.gl/sMnEa0

Listen on Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/future

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Steve Glaveski

Steve Glaveski is the CEO and Co-Founder of Collective Campus which he established to help companies and their employees to create more meaningful impact in the world in an age of rapid change and increasing uncertainty. Steve also founded Lemonade Stand – a children’s entrepreneurship program, wrote the Innovation Manager’s Handbook vol 1 and 2, hosts Future², an iTunes chart topping podcast on corporate innovation and entrepreneurship and is a keynote speaker. He previously founded HOTDESK, an office sharing platform and has worked for the likes of Westpac, Dun & Bradstreet, the Victorian Auditor General’s Office, Ernst & Young, KPMG and Macquarie Bank. Follow him at @steveglaveski and Book a free 15-minute call with Steve to talk through your innovation objectives.

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