TALK: LEARN FROM CREATIVE DISCIPLINES FOR BETTER OUTCOMES IN BUSINESS AND SOCIETY

DIRK DOBIEY

CO-FOUNDER OF AGE OF ARTISTS

 

We are all aware the world is complex and doing business within is a complicated, volatile and ambiguous task for people and organizations. Little can be planned. Linear and purely rational approaches do not work anymore.

Organizational structures and management styles of the past represent a risk to the enterprise and society overall. Our lives are characterized by acceleration, change, diversity and a perceived increase in uncertainty and pressure.

To succeed an enhanced skill set is required. We need to develop other competences: Perception, Reflection, Creativity and Performance. These skills as well as the ability to work with uncertainty and ambiguity are fundamental human properties that cannot be digitized and automatized in the foreseeable future. 

Without exception those are skills that are particularly pronounced in the arts.

Dirk Dobiéy spoke to young artists who have just started, as well as to established individuals like painter Norbert Bisky, neurobiologist Gerald Huether, sociologist Hartmut Rosa, psychologist and creativity researcher Mihalyi Csikzentmihalyi and also to Thomas Sattelberger, former board member of Deutsche Telekom.

The result of his research at the intersection of business, art and science are new insights, fresh ideas and novel ways of thinking along with many personal stories.