Yannis is a Facilitator, Coach and Narrative Futurist. He is the Co-Founder of BEYOND STORYTELLING, a global network of experts who work with the narrative approach as a transformation elixir for organizations. His latest experiment is the Disruptive Story-work method a story-based approach, which supports people to become resilient and turn disruption into an opportunity for creative thinking, innovation and efficient collaboration in fuzzy and complex environments.
He is the Co-author of the “Beyond Storytelling”, a book which demonstrates how to work with stories in organizations, communities and as an individual. He has also designed the “Lov-e & Car-e-osity™” model, a story-harvesting oriented process mainly for e-learning development. He is also a member of the core team of the Social Project “Stories for Europe”, an experiment to revitalize and co-create stories about the future of Europe. Get connected with Yannis on Twitter @YannisAngelis and @beyondstorytell and LinkedIn @Yannis Angelis
Creating your future NOW, via a disruptive Story-Work approach. (Yannis Angelis)Activism, Collaboration, Community Management, Creativity, Curiosity, Disruption, Engagement, Human Resources, Performance, Power, Storytelling, Trust, Workshops, Yannis Angelis
Can you imagine the future of your organization, department, product, yourself in a highly disruptive world? Who will be you at that time and what will be your role? How disruption will have transformed you and your work? Are you interested to explore that?
As most organizations strive for a sustainable growth in an era of constant disruption, they fall into a paradoxical mythology, the one that they are able of keeping control and remain safe as they grow towards the future, the same way they did in the past. It is inevitable that a different approach is needed to detach themselves from the paradox that this mythology provokes and move towards a new narrative which reflects the multi-directional forces of the environment that they operate. The hypothesis, which forms the basis of this highly interactive workshop, is that if one tries to create successful strategies for the future, this cannot happen today without experiencing, “playing,” and getting more familiar with the disruption itself and its consequences.
This workshop firstly aims to produce important strategic outcome on the future of whatever you would like to explore, by considering how disruptive the future may seem. Secondly, via the introduction of a serious game concept, a set of disruptive interventions are used as ignitions and catalysts for new future personal stories and organizational scenarios to emerge. The concept provides a safe space for participants to familiarize themselves with disruption and by that to experience their creative-self being liberated.
More in detail, participants will be invited to interact with each other, combine and work with what exists today in the field they are operating, and what could be the consequences of several disruptive interventions occurring in the environment (I am disrupted) or induced by them (I am the disruptor). Inspiring challenges, working with stories and scenarios, leveraging group collaboration and dynamics, storytelling, sophisticated feedback and a lot of fun is deployed during this workshop.
Build trust through the ancient art of juggling! (Yannis Angelis)Activism, Collaboration, Courage, Creativity, Culture, Disruption, Engagement, Human Resources, Performance, Self-Improvement, Trust, Workshops, Yannis Angelis
So, a merger or an acquisition has taken place
… or you are assigned to conduct a new project team which involves various competences and mindsets and you find yourself struggling because
… in this novel situation, you and your teams need to work with new people that you don’t know, coming from a different personal and organizational culture. Moreover, you may have even been competitors just some months ago. So how can you make sure that you can, as soon as possible, create a collaborative field of trust in such a complex environment where things seem to be a bit chaotic?
The ancient art of juggling in its principal is a continuous attempt to bring a kind of stability to chaos. Juggling is not so difficult as it appears to be and participants in this workshop will learn to juggle 3 balls in a clear time of 30 minutes! Even if juggling is considered to be an individual art, they will have the opportunity to juggle together. The whole process combines both physical and social interactions, which are essential for creating connection and initiating trust. Juggling introduces a self-trusting attitude, a kind of “I can learn anything I wish to”. Most importantly for participants, by increasing their self-confidence, they will feel more trustful and will shine out more trustworthy.