As a product designer and design thinking practitioner, I am always looking for new tools and techniques to help me develop products that resonate with the customers of the companies I work with. The Facilitating Design Thinking course gave me the opportunity to brush up on my skills, learn new frameworks and test them out with an actual client.
TDG has been an amazing strategic partner for the Cisco Design Thinking team and is intimately familiar with our program and framework. They're also some of the best facilitators in the business!
An organization’s greatest asset is its people. The strongest solutions to the challenges you’re facing come from bringing together individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and strengths. Banding together from across departments and teams is essential to creating sustainable outcomes.
Your business is unique and your approach to innovation should be no different. Embracing what sets you apart and building on your existing success is essential to creating effective change. Personalization is critical for lasting innovation.
Before you can effectively collaborate, you have to connect. Cultivating an environment where people can come together, learn, be curious, share failures, be skeptical, think creatively and push each other is essential for fostering innovation. Before you can work together, you have to trust one another.
Creativity isn’t innate—it’s nurtured. Successful organizations create the conditions for people to seek inspiration and ideas beyond their workspace. By actively encouraging each person to look for creativity in unassuming places, you’re stoking the fire of innovation for your organization.
When it comes to the challenges you’re facing (and their solutions), you’re the expert. Our job is to give you the tools, develop the muscle memory and help you build the confidence that’ll allow you to leverage your expertise in a more creative and innovative way.
Whether you’re trying to change the world or redesign a one-hour meeting, innovation takes intentionality. You have to create the space, introduce new tools and encourage new mindsets for it to take hold. But, in order for it to flourish, it has to show results and you have to tell that story.
An organization’s most critical asset for innovation is both its most expensive and most complex – its own people. Here is what you can do about it.
You’re facilitating a meeting and an uncomfortable conversation pops up. Now what? Here are some tips to help you navigate them: