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My Mission


Great teams are the key to creating a great future.

I help teams self-organize, learn, and innovate fast enough to make their dent in the universe.

I am a speaker and Founding Member at August, a New York-based consulting firm. Let's talk.

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My Mission


Great teams are the key to creating a great future.

I help teams self-organize, learn, and innovate fast enough to make their dent in the universe.

I am a speaker and Founding Member at August, a New York-based consulting firm. Let's talk.

 

As of September, 2015 I have joined the NY-based consulting firm August, as a Founding Member and Acting President, through December 2016.


 
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Speaking


Let’s face it: work doesn’t work. But, it doesn't have to stay that way. Learn the five core operating principles of Responsive Organizations, and find out how they can transform your organization. Find out if I'm available to speak at your next event.

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Speaking


Let’s face it: work doesn’t work. But, it doesn't have to stay that way. Learn the five core operating principles of Responsive Organizations, and find out how they can transform your organization. Find out if I'm available to speak at your next event.

 

I'm on a mission to change the way work works. Let's start a revolution.

I have spoken to audiences around the world, and am sought out for my inspiring ideas about how high-performing teams operate, what drives collaboration and innovation in the workplace, and how to cultivate a culture of engagement.

Topics include: the future of work, self-management, leadership, teamwork, innovation, digital transformation, and culture transformation. 

 

“Mike makes future trends accessible in the present – illuminating the immense shifts with data – and making the preparation and capitalization of them accessible to business leaders who are eager to not only survive, but thrive in this new landscape.”
– Courtney Addy, CMO GE Capital

“Mike was brilliant at our event. He explains complex things and future developments in a very compelling way. He provided actionable advice how we can be successful, and how organizations need to adapt and evolve. He has my warmest recommendations as a keynote speaker!!”
– Erik Kruse, Networked Society Evangelist at Ericsson


“Mike's thoughts on how to organize teams and work for exponential change and inescapable uncertainty was truly inspiring for both our own team and our clients. It helped us to take self-management to the next level and experiment with new ways to plan our work.”
– Nils van den Broek, Founding Partner at Valsplat

 


 
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Presentations


I'm available for speaking at conferences and events. Get in touch.

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About


Speaker and strategic advisor to great teams. Former Partner at Undercurrent. Obsessed with technology. Design geek. Loves good food, good music , and good LOLz. I live in Red Hook, BK.

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About


Speaker and strategic advisor to great teams. Former Partner at Undercurrent. Obsessed with technology. Design geek. Loves good food, good music , and good LOLz. I live in Red Hook, BK.

Mike Arauz is a speaker and strategic advisor, working with leaders and teams with the ambition to change the world for the better. Mike is co-author and member of Responsive.org, a leading community in the future of work and self-organization movement. Mike is a former  Partner at the digital strategy firm, Undercurrent, where he helped leaders of global companies, including GE, PepsiCo, Ford, American Express, Pearson, and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, understand how digital technology is disrupting their world and what to do about it.

Before joining Undercurrent, Mike worked at the digital agency Deep Focus and at Pompei A.D., the design firm behind the vanguard retailers Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters.

Mike is widely respected in his field for his ideas about the future of work, self-organizing teams, and the fundamentals of strategy. His writing is frequently referenced, and he has spoken and lectured at numerous corporate events, conferences and universities including SXSW, HOW Interactive Design, NEXT Berlin, Future Trends, and Hyper Island and Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm, Sweden.



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