On Thursday of last week I was fortunate enough to participate in a panel discussion about the future of work and corporate coworking at Workspring in Chicago. Using my new book, The Fifth Age of Work, as a jumping off point, we had a panel of some really amazing folks threading together[…]
This is the first of several (I don’t know exactly how many) installments about the potential connections between design thinking and human resource management. I am starting with a simple yet provocative question: WHY DOES HR SIT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CORPORATE TOTEM POLE? Thoughts?
Over the past decade, Roger Martin has written prolifically about how the principles and methods of design thinking(DT) are transforming the way some companies are being managed. Key among the insights from DT is the simple yet challenging observation that in today’s high-performance firms, top talent is[…]
Several years ago, at the Transform Innovation Summit at the Mayo Clinic, Roger Martin gave a moving talk about what kills and what drives innovation. In the talk, which he called a rant, he suggested that the two words- prove and it- when used together, are innovation killers. He provided[…]
In most of the classes I teach, at some point each semester I introduce my students to the tenets of design thinking. Design thinking (DT) is actually a misnomer because it is more about ‘doing’ than thinking. DT is simply an approach to problem solving that follows a designer’s methodology:[…]