BiographyGarth Britton researches, writes and consults at the point where institutions, organizations, people and cultures meet.
For nearly 20 years, he was a senior executive in a global company; but he's also worked as a consultant to government agencies, small business and not-for-profits; taught everything from strategy, international business and marketing, to public management, organizational change and leadership; and coached executives and their teams through complex and sometimes conflictual problems.
His current focus is on exploring how innovation occurs in the way we deal with social issues and change, and how communities, governments and organizations of all sorts can organise to build more sustainable and inclusive futures.
Garth works across disciplines to develop insights and explore approaches to social, systemic and organizational change, integrating practitioner and academic perspectives.
His initial research examined ways to understand cultural interactions in organizations undergoing radical change. His most recent work brings together diverse theoretical perspectives, from sociology to complexity thinking, to better understand the burgeoning field of social innovation, and how it relates to the practice of co-design or co-creation.
Garth is Australian by origin. He has studied in Australia, France and Switzerland, and worked widely across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He is currently an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, and teaches at QUT Graduate School of Business and other business schools in Australia.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Co-design and social innovation
Strategy (private and public sector)
Organizational change and culture
Executive coaching and its impact on organizational strategy, culture and performance
Philosophy, critical history and international relations
Community development and organizations
New technology and its social and organisational impact
Wine and food