Design Thinkers Tackle Climate Change

by ExperiencePoint

According to the World Wildlife Fund, water scarcity and/or pollution will affect 75 percent of the world’s population by 2025. That’s a sobering statistic. But an exciting, new initiative at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is using design thinking to tackle this problem.

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Using Design Thinking to Facilitate Change Management

by ExperiencePoint

In this especially volatile era of continual disruption, change management needs to be a core competency of leadership teams. Yet, organizational change is difficult to accomplish. Even in the most open-minded organizations, change is hard to sell to both executives and employees because it disrupts the comfort of the status quo (even if that status quo is no longer relevant or even working). As such, these projects are prone to failure.

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HR Can Use Design Thinking to Help Transform Employees’ Lives

by ExperiencePoint

There’s been a lot written about how companies can use design thinking to transform the human resources (HR) experience to be more employee friendly. But what about using design thinking to help employees transform themselves?

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Design Thinking in IT: Empowering And Changing The Mindset of 170,000+ Employees

by ExperiencePoint

How many people do you think you can train in design thinking in 10 months? At Infosys, a global leader in technology services and consulting, that number tops 36,000, including 500 executives. The global leader in next-generation digital services that enable clients in 45 countries to navigate their own digital transformations, has also used design thinking workshops to empower and help change the mindset of all of its 170,000 employees worldwide.

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Design Thinking Works. Here’s Why

by ExperiencePoint

In a recent article in Harvard Business Review, University of Virginia business professor Jeanne Liedtka describes her seven-year study into projects in various sectors, including business, health care and social services, and discusses how human tendencies get in the way of innovation. Her research finds that design thinking “has the potential to do for innovation exactly what Total Quality Management (TQM) did for manufacturing: unleash people’s full creative energies, win their commitment and radically improve processes.”

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