In our recent podcast, Creating Cultures to Serve Innovation and Purpose, we’re joined by Jonas Altman, author of the best-selling book Shapers: Reinvent the Way You Work & Change the Future, and a man in search of purpose, potential, and balance – for everyone. Jonas continues his over two-decade-long work to guide what’s next, strategizing with senior teams, executives, startups, and those open to listening, to make the world of work more human and humans more capable of incredible work (you can read his full bio below). In this episode, he pulls from personal experience and findings to explore how we can universally gain value by rethinking the world of work to support better outcomes by incorporating systems and frameworks empowering individual (read collective) growth. Importantly, Jonas asks us to consider, “How can we be truly innovative without inviting wrong answers or welcoming failure?”. Tune in to hear incredible musings on where we are at, where we could be, what we can do, and who is leading the way in cultivating workplace culture of innovation and purpose. Surf’s up/tune in! Listen here.
Meet Jonas Altman, a Man in Search of Purpose, Potential, & Balance – for Everyone.
Jonas Altman is a Canadian-British speaker, writer, and entrepreneur on a mission to make the world of work more human. As the founder of award-winning innovation firm Social Fabric, he has over two decades of experience guiding senior teams at companies such as Google, Sony Music, BBC, and Tate Modern, to launch new ventures and adopt remarkable ways of communicating. His coaching work on the importance of culture change in the workplace has resulted in travels internationally to speak at conferences and events as well as written works. You can read his words in The Guardian, CEOMagazine, Quartz, The Telegraph, Thrive Global, The Sunday Times, and a best-selling book – Shapers: Reinvent the Way You Work & Change the Future. Altman is also behind London’s first-ever accelerator program for lifestyle brands, which has yielded countless startups to gain investment and growth. Today, he is a part of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship faculty at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business. When he’s not guest-speaking, writing, coaching, or teaching, you can find him instructing yoga or surfing a wave – eyes on the horizon.
Buy his best-selling book HERE – a great read.