Doug Kirkpatrick

Doug Kirkpatrick is an organizational change consultant, TEDx and keynote speaker, executive coach, author, and educator. He has been a regular contributor to the Huffington Post Blog on Great Work Cultures, and a partner in NuFocus Strategic Group, an international consulting firm where he leads organizational change, learning and software initiatives to develop the networked, self-managed organizations of tomorrow.

He began his career in the manufacturing sector, principally with The Morning Star Company, a world leader in the food industry, as a financial controller. He now engages with Leadwise Community, People-Centric Organizations, Great Work Cultures, Work Revolution, Center for Innovative Cultures and other vibrant organizations and leaders to co-create the future of management. The author of Beyond Empowerment: The Age of the Self-Managed Organization and co-author of the new book From Hierarchy to High Performance: Unleashing the Hidden Superpowers of Ordinary People to Realize Extraordinary Results, Doug is currently working on a project for Forbes Books on the future of work set for release in 2018.

Futurework: Managing Complexity With Simplicity

The talk will explore the lessons learned from the journey of vanguard companies as they unleash the
power of organizational self-management. Is it possible to adopt an organizational model linking mission-
critical processes to individual stewardship without the need for traditional management and formal
hierarchy? Is it possible to slash the direct and indirect costs of bureaucracy? Is it possible to manage great
complexity with simple principles? The answer to all of these questions appears to be–yes.
What you’ll take away:
• Learn How to Create a Highly Scalable Enterprise Without Bosses and Titles
• Learn How to Drive Organizational Agility, Innovation and Resilience through Organizational Self-Management
• Learn How Organizational Self-Management Can Create Strategic Business Advantage
• Learn How to Slash the Costs of Management, the Least Efficient Activity of Any Enterprise
• Learn How to Manage Great Complexity with Great Simplicity