The September-2-2015 Antifragility Panel/Webinar: The Science of Successful Organizational Change

On September 2nd, 2015, Paul Gibbons (@PaulGGibbons) explored the science of successful organizational change and antifragility.

Paul Gibbons — who operates at the nexus of Science and Leadership / Philosophy and Business with a focus on leading change, changing cultures, and change leadership — champions  change-agile organizations. Paul embraces the “unorthodox, challenging, and thought-provoking” to guide businesses!

We explored antifragility through Paul’s The Science of Successful Organizational Change — including how he’s interpreted the concept, translated his interpretation into practice, and the results and impacts of his efforts!

The recording is available here and see here for all Antifragility Panels/Webinars!


The conversation explored:

  • Integration of the human sciences (human beings) and organizational change (world of change)
  • The book on antifragile business has not been written yet!
  • Approaching the subject of antifragility with humility
  • Taleb’s great breakthrough . . . when we make systems more robust, we make them more fragile . . . when we prevent mistakes, we disable self-corrective mechanisms
  • We must consider structures, processes, and cultures at the individual, team, and system/ecosystem levels
  • Mindsets (fixed vs growth) are crucial for the antifragile individual
    Mindfulness is crucial to enhance consciousness (fine-tuned to context) versus habitually react
  • The transfer of fragility/antifragility over space and time (the law of conservation) is crucial . . . rigidity in mindset versus flexibility in mindset, arrogance and hubris foster fragility by offering less choice/options while humility fosters antifragility by offering more choice/options . . . power and freedom . . . short term and long term
  • Change and “resisting change” . . . emotionally, rationally, and culturally . . . habits, choice, consciousness
  • The attributes of the antifragile business leader

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