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Design Thinking: Eight Mistakes to Avoid

January 21, 2019 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Business Process, Design Thinking, Emerging Ideas, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Josemaria Siota and Thomas Klueter When properly implemented, design thinking can result in higher success rate for innovation. However, one of our studies states that 63% of those involved in innovation processes said design thinking initiatives had not advanced. What mistakes should be avoided to be part of the effective one third?   You …

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The Five Essential Pillars of Multidisciplinary Process/Service Design

January 20, 2019 • OPERATION, Business Process, Design ThinkingComments (0)

By Lilla Asir Transforming the internal structures of companies by integrating design assets has been seen by many multinational corporations as a challenging process. Crafting services whether targeting external markets or in order to reformulate long-term

Designing Results-Oriented Leadership Development Programmes

May 17, 2018 • MBA & Executive Education, Design Thinking, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Camelia Ilie, Guillermo Cardoza and Schon Beechler In business, one would typically not make a large investment without an idea of how to gauge its results. This does not happen with leadership development programmes (LDPs), which lack the typical business

Design For Wellbeing

August 19, 2017 • Design Thinking, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (0)

By Steven MacGregor Health and wellbeing in the professional domain continue to garner increased attention. In this article, the author wraps up the year through an elaboration of the important role of design in the betterment of wellbeing.   As we approach

Re-Design Your Feed

February 8, 2017 • Design Thinking, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (0)

Taking a Deeper Look at Environment for Behaviour Change: Part I By Steven P. MacGregor In the year 1929, and nearing the end of his second, ill-fated, term as President of Argentina, Hipólito Irigoyen began to receive filtered news from his closest aides.

Creative Strategy and the Business of Design

September 22, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Marketing & Consumers, Business Model, Design ThinkingComments (1)

By Douglas Davis Creatives get various demands and design requests from clients, but there’s this exact same request hidden in all of it: “Solve my problem.” In this article, Douglas Davis explains the need to explore the words behind the pictures and

Redesigning Leadership: Design, Technology, Business + Life

July 19, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, Design ThinkingComments (0)

By John Maeda and Becky Bermont There is a simple saying in Japanese that epitomizes the nature of striving for excellence, “Ue ni wa ue ga aru.” It translates as, “Above up, there is something even higher above up.” To me, it is an eloquent

Design Your Life: Leveraging Design Thinking For Better Executive Health

May 26, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, Design Thinking, Emerging Ideas, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor Why does management development focus almost solely on the neck up, when the demands placed on managers and executives touch every facet of their lives? In this article the author discusses a design-thinking approach to sustainable

Design, When Everybody Designs

January 20, 2016 • INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Design Thinking, Emerging Ideas, Social ImpactComments (3)

Social innovation and design for a new economy By Ezio Manzini In a fast and profoundly changing world everybody designs. The result of this diffuse designing is that society as a whole can be seen as a huge laboratory in which new social forms, solutions and

Intervention Design: Roger Martin and David Kelley

July 13, 2014 • Videos, Design ThinkingComments (0)

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