The most-wanted employee skills
Design thinkers make better employees, because a design thinking mindset embeds the most-wanted employability skills of critical thinking, creativity and empathy.
Critical thinking, creativity and empa... Read More
It's ARRIVE'd! Our new book on Design Thinking allied with business strategy and commercial awareness is now out and available at all the best bookshops. The ARRIVE framework for breakthrough innovation is for managers of innovation and ... Read More
Most universities and other educators regard critical thinking as the priority generic skill they’d like students to acquire before graduating. Where creativity gets a look in, sadly it’s often tokenistic or confined to non-mainstream di... Read More
The methods of design thinking and their benefits are fairly well known.
Ethnographic methods of user research heighten empathy levels and provide more fruitful insights. Reflective dialogue and creative envisioning brings to the surf... Read More
A successful innovation project is desirable for the user, viable in the market and feasible with available technology. But, these well-known attributes are often not enough. Radical innovation projects demand deeper strategic involvemen... Read More
I’m not a great cook, yet I’ve never killed anyone as far as I know!
One reason for my poor cooking skills is that earlier in my life I shared a kitchen with a chef who knew the right way to prepare and cook a dish and wouldn’t contem... Read More
Thirty years ago I worked as middle manager with Moog in Germany. There I had a boss who set the target for his managers that they “should get at least half of their decisions right”. It went without saying that his managers should seek ... Read More
I’ve studied the innovation capability of many organisations, as academic, consultant and employee. One question that arises regularly concerns process. Should processes be strengthened and should they be the dominant modus operandi of o... Read More