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The Dolphin Index is a really useful tool for clearly identifying our strengths and areas for improvement.

Jo North, Commercial Director, Northern Rail

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Mark Brown is a highly-respected, widely published author who is invited to contribute to journals on a regular basis.

As the Managing Director of the Dolphin Index Organisation and a thought leader on 'open thinking', as well as an expert on fostering a creative and innovative climate within businesses and organisations, he was recently asked to produce a paper for the National Health Service in the UK, discussing how the organisation can adopt a more creative, can-do environment and embrace opportunities for change.

You can download a copy of Mark's article by clicking here (PDF, 1.5mb)


Mark Brown - Speaker

We are delighted to announce that Mark Brown, CEO of the Dolphin Index Organization, has joined DBA Speakers Platinum (exclusive) panel of speakers (which includes Sir Vince Cable, Dame Stella Rimington, Helen Sharman OBE).


Brilliant Lives, Brilliant Organisations, Brilliant World

Mark is an expert on organisations and how they thrive, survive or die. His presentations take you to the land of Wtopia (Utopia at Work) where dolphins thrive and dinosaurs die. In Wtopia people have happier, more fulfilled and productive work lives, organisations are more successful and the world becomes a much better and happier place.

Mark explores how to transform your organisation. Do you want to be a dolphin that thrives in Wtopia or a dinosaur which becomes extinct?

To book Mark for a speaking engagement anywhere in the world please contact Diana Boulter at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Tel 00 44 (0)1932 228544

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Why many organisation die within 30 years

Successful organizations need not just one culture or climate, they need a number of different climates and cultures. They need a plurality of cultures and climates. And until there is clarity about these different worlds, people, especially those in more traditional organizations will rarely innovate and do things better and differently. The very simple reason they won't innovate is because in such organizations there is a taboo against the making of mistakes and failing.




Total Innovation Management...
...turning ideas into action

Innovation matters. Directors know this. The question is how to engineer your organisation for the appropriate levels of innovation. This article explores this question of 'how to promote innovation in your organisation?'

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Having looked at several practitioners of the Ekvall criteria, I have been delighted to work with Mark and the Dolphin Organization to evaluate BBI’s culture for change and creativity. Mark has combined excellent, pragmatic business realism, with the passion to drive 21st century business growth, and he communicates this in a way that has engaged every level of the business and been truly inspirational. If you are looking to the future for you and your business, you need to do this!

Peter Corish, Head of Business Development, BBI Group

The great thing about the Dolphin Index is the opportunity to benchmark your climate against the world outside - and get feedback that says 'It doesn't have to be like that!'

David Mayle, Head of the Open University Business School's Centre for Innovation, Knowledge & Enterprise

The Dolphin Index is a really useful tool for clearly identifying our strengths and areas for improvement.

Jo North, Commercial Director, Northern Rail

The Dolphin Index has been an important tool in Nestle Rowntree’s strategy to develop a broad innovation culture across the business and to remove the mystique that so often surrounds creativity and innovation.

Creativity Development Manager, Nestle Rowntree

The Dolphin Index is the ideal tool for assessing your climate and so for understanding the levers to pull so as to make the enterprise more dynamic, innovative and successful.

Nick Gurney, Former CEO Bristol City Council

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