Nilofer Merchant is a champion for the untapped potential lying wasted in organisations around the world. She believes passionately in the power each and every one of us has to help solve the challenges of our time. And she brought her own unique gifts to Meaning 2019 as our guide and host for a day of inspiration and discovery.
As chief executive of the World Fair Trade Organisation, Erinch brought to Meaning 2019 his passion and advocacy for fair trade – not just as a certification for products but as a way of operating collaboratively in business that supports communities, enables sustainability and creates prosperity.
Neil is one of the founders of modern improvisational theatre, best known as co-creator of the Comedy Store Players. At Meaning 2018 Neil hosted an interactive session, using his brains, wit and charm to help us explore some tools and approaches for effective collaboration at work.
Aditya is a renowned journalist with a deep understanding of the world, its problems and the innovations taking place with the potential to improve lives. At Meaning 2018 he asked us consider how to fix a broken society and shared some alternatives.
Marjolein’s passion is understanding how academic research translates into practice, so that collectively people can create paid and unpaid meaningful work. At Meaning 2018 she helped us to see the difference between meaning and purpose.
Kate Beecroft shows us how the dream of a collaborative workplace can be empowered by some innovative thinking and practical tools for smart decision-making.
Carl brings powerful lessons from the education sector, based on a deep understanding of how teams learn and work.
Felix is founder of platform co-op Fairmondo: a connected marketplace where technology, power and profit belong to its users, not to the big online monopolies.
Frances takes a deeper look at the concept of basic universal income, arguing that we must reinvent the very idea of work if we are to allow everyone to fulfil their potential.
Paul provides a unique insight into self-management at US tomato-processing company Morning Star, where colleagues work together without the need for hierarchy.
Jos is founder of Dutch healthcare organisation Buurtzorg, where autonomous teams of nurses work free from the constraints of management structure.
World-renowned happiness-at-work expert Alexander calls for a movement of workplace rebels willing to embrace their principles and stand up for what is right.
How do employee-owned businesses manage to grow and thrive in a troubled economy? Mikel tells us the story of MONDRAGON, its people and its success.
Stowe is one of the big thinkers in the world of innovative business. His research and insights helps us see how the near-future of business could actually look.
Meaning’s first brush with renowned happiness evangelist Alex Kjerulf. What does happiness at work really look like and feel like? How can you be happier?
Does email hold us back? Can we find smarter processes that improve our communication, enable our work and keep us happier and healthier? Meet the man who gave up email.