Transforming Legacy Organizations into Innovative Ones | Kris Ostergaard

Transforming Legacy Organizations into Innovative Ones | Kris Ostergaard | Episode 91

October 29, 2019

The world is constantly changing, this has been said over and over again. In order to keep relevant organizations need to change with current trends. However, those organizations which are well-established and successful are often those the most difficult to change. It is a paradigm of epic proportions. Therefore, leaders within these organizations need to learn that transforming their organizations is crucial in order to remain competitive when the startup is the most powerful organization currently.

Kris Ƙstergaard is the co-founder and Chief Learning & Innovation Officer of SingularityU Nordic, a country partner of Singularity University, as well as a faculty member of Singularity University. Kris is the author of Transforming Legacy Organizations: Turn Your Established Business into an Innovation Champion to Win the Future; translator of the best-selling business book Exponential Organizations into Danish; and also the co-author of The Fundamental 4s: How to Design Extraordinary Customer Experiences in an Exponential World. He is also a Certified Experience Economy Expert and the first recipient of the prestigious Experience Management Achievement Award outside of the US.


During this interview, Kris and I cover the following topics:

  • His and background and story
  • His motivation to write this book
  • Why innovation is much harder in large organizations
  • The three immune systems of innovation
  • How culture plays a very important role in innovation
  • Why established organizations must innovate in three tracks simultaneously.
  • Culture hacks leaders can use to develop an innovative culture

Kris’ Resources

If you want to learn more about Kris and his resources, be sure to check out the following links:


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