For many of you the summer holiday break is coming up. In a few weeks time when you get back from your break you will all feel re-energized and ready to jump back into things at work. In our experience a lot of organizations start planning for their offsites (big and small) soon after the […]
Agency for Applied FuturesWe give agency to people in organizations so they can make history by changing the future. We facilitate, train and enable organizations to transform. Using our applied futures approach we map the possibilities in your future and translate those into action, so you can start building a better business today.
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Transformation of organizations might be one of the most difficult things to do. Complex systems (like an organization) have a tendency to be very resilient. Which means that they revert back to an old stable state quickly; or the force needed to disrupt and change the system has to be very big. In order to […]
In a few weeks the end of the summer holiday is coming, which means that you are all getting back to work again. As a last republished post in this summer series I thought it would be helpful to translate the one on how you can start a meeting and make the outcome more successful […]
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1000 MoonshotsThe world needs a lot more bold ideas to solve world problems. That is the set-up for a highly interactive format for large audiences to create moonshots together. An app will guide big groups through a specially designed moonshot thinking proces together with a facilitator on stage. We've ran 1000 Moonshots for groups ranging from 30 to 900. We can also run them on company challenges instead of world problems. READ MORE
An evening with MinkowskiTake a deep dive into a topic that will disrupt your future. We are hosting evenings in which we explore the impact of the future on business in a nice setting with dinner and drinks. We can host this for you and your clients. We are also hosting a series of open evenings on topics like 'combinatorial innovation'; 'collaborating with start-ups' and 'second generation effects'. If you want to join any of these evenings: GET IN TOUCH WITH US
What are people saying about Minkowski?
"I've attended many management training programs. With Yvette, you truly get something different, it's 'not another' workshop like so many. The set up is clever and is tightly guided, which led to a truly different perspective and very valuable solutions for our organisation in a very limited amount of time."
Sander LeendersManaging director Essent
"It was a pleasure for me to work with Margriet on the KPN Digital Dutch Xperience. Margriet is capable of connecting the dots between innovate ideas, analyses and visual creation. Margriet is also helping KPN to become a Design Thinking company, she and her team gave us good guidance and tools to run workshops in the DDX on a Design Thinking basis. She is concerned from the start until the finish and even beyond."
Mark EngelKPN ICT Consulting
"Jörgen has exceptional qualities. His well balanced nature and approach creates personal, open, energetic and safe spaces for people to reimagine and recreate their organization and lives. He is an expert in creating the right flow across various topics and days, combining a broad-ranging knowledge with top-facilitation skills. His deep experience makes it seem effortless, we know he's fully vested and always well prepared. We will involve him as much as possible in our programs."
Diederick CroeseCEO SingularityU The Netherlands
“Yvette assisted us in bringing minds from different offices to work on our strategy and purpose. This helped us tremendously to frame our marketing and communication actions. She has a clear way of facilitating, by pushing us beyond our current things, and at the same time giving room to make things tangible very quickly. She has a way of coming up with at least 5 solutions to every challenge"
Marloes NoppenSymbiotics Netherlands
"I've had the pleasure to work with Yvette in a 2-day innovation workshop. I was impressed by the way she managed to involve, guide and activate all participants in this proces, finishing with very useful results to implement in the organisation. She showed very energetic and sympathic leadership skills in doing this. Yvette's strengths lies in the positive approach she manifests in reaching out to every participant, so they each feel appreciated to contribute to the session. At the same time she manages to give strategically valuable input for the discussions, and makes sure there is enough progress in the process to get to meaningful end results. Fantastic!"
Natasha WalkData Hacker & Entrepreneur - WK Analytics
"It’s rare that you get to collaborate with someone so well matched to our training programs needs as Jörgen Between April and June 2017 I had the pleasure of working with Jörgen to upgrade our teacher training program. I was particularly impressed by how well Jörgen was able to get to the core of the training's aims and offer alternative strategies to get us there. His years of experience in guiding groups and teams show. I look forward to working with him again".
Emer BeamerFounder, Designathon Works
"High energy & impact; connecting the dots; being present but not stealing the show - a fine balance which Jörgen masters so well; authentic; adding value as an individual, team and programme level"
Marika ArvelidHead of People Development innogy
"Jörgen is a true master in design-facilitation. His unique understanding of Technology, Design and Organizational Adoption/Impact make him perfectly positioned to drive Creative innovation initiatives in any organization. I have been in many sessions facilitated by Jörgen, and even when it looks like the group will not find its way out of the complexity of the design challenge, in the end Jörgen is always able to get outcomes, actions, and ambitions aligned."
Okke TissingCIO KPN ICT Consulting
"You know that feeling when you meet someone and connect at a level that makes you feel like this is one of those connections you want to hold onto? Well, that’s the feeling I got when I met Niels. Niels is a savvy business leader with a keen eye for digital transformation and disruption. He understands the ins and outs of what an organization must go through in order to transform into a digital era and understands that driving sales in an organization is the oxygen that fuels innovation."
Chris BaldwinSpeaker & Change Agent
"It was a pleasure working with Jörgen for a SingluarityU event on digital transformation for Shell. Jörgen is effective through building strong relations. He listened well to requirements upfront to ensure he can create impact with his audience. He's got a great engaging style of facilitation with respect for people at all parts of the scale (skeptics to champions). He is able to motivate a group and creates clear food for thought."
Saskia MureauGM Digital - B2B Business at Shell