KN1: Red Monkey Innovation Management: Passion Based Learning, Working and Innovating

Jef Staes, Author, Red Monkey Company


The world is changing faster and faster.  From a flat 2D-World to a chaotic and ever-changing 3D-World. Organizations, companies, schools and regions have to adapt to a 3D-World that is flooded with information and need to increase their power to learn and innovate dramatically. Today’s companies however are not able to create the right learning and working environment that enables and energizes disruptive innovation by using the passion and talents of people. We unintentionally transformed talented adults into passionless sheep. We must boldly go for disruptive business innovation powered by disruptive culture innovation. This keynote is a plea for a dramatic change in the organization of work and education. After this session 2D, 3D, 3D-Smarting, Power Defect and Red Monkeys will be branded in your brain. You will become disrupted.


Jef Staes is an authority on learning processes, innovation and culture change. With 25 years of professional experience (GTE Atea / Siemens), he currently assists CEO’s and managers to find a comprehensive answer to the changing dynamics of today’s market. Jef Staes answers a crucial question: “Why don’t organisations learn and innovate fast enough?”.  As an author, speaker and expert, he not only awakens people, but also presents them with a unique concept to guide them through the necessary changes. He is a passionate and inspirational keynote speaker. His story is a guaranteed eye-opener and his thoughts on the future of business and education inspire many. With striking metaphors, he tackles the most fundamental issues organisations struggle with. Follow Jef on Twitter: @jefstaes.