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How to Lead a Design-Driven Organization

2017-11-22T03:02:36+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

The myth of leadership is that it has to be top-down. The CEO has all the answers and leads by handing down mandates. But any chief who thinks he or she has all the answers is limiting the scope of the operation. Why? The leader as autocrat is an outdated mindset that belonged to the era [...]

What are the Top 5 Behaviors of Design-Driven Organizations and Why Do They Matter?

2017-11-17T03:02:42+00:00November 17th, 2017|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Some of today’s most successful companies—Airbnb, Nike—have CEOs who are also designers. And leading organizations across industries, like Apple, 3M, and Pepsi, have highly influential Chief Design Officers at the helm. Making design a priority isn’t just about meeting the glossy expectations of today’s consumers—it’s is a key differentiator that drives organizations to outperform the market. But you [...]

Why is Design a CEO Matter?

2017-11-03T03:01:32+00:00November 3rd, 2017|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

There was a time when efficiency was enough. When the role of the CEO was to optimize business as if it were a machine—making sure the supply chains and manufacturing systems and marketing channels were produced maximal output at minimal cost. Those days are over. And though I don’t suffer any romantic notions about the [...]

Design Thinking and the Law

2017-07-19T03:01:51+00:00July 19th, 2017|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

It has been exciting to see design thinking gaining ground in a growing range of industries over the last few years, but even I have been surprised by the enthusiasm with which some in the legal field have embraced the concept. The law is not exactly known for creative problem solving. But it turns out [...]

Design and the Circular Economy

2017-03-22T03:04:06+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

What if we had a new way to design products, services, and businesses that were good for people, the planet, and business? That’s one of the questions we were seeking to answer when IDEO teamed up with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to launch the Circular Design Guide. Why a design thinking guide for the circular [...]

Unlock your Organization’s Creative Potential

2017-06-06T19:21:10+00:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

  The world of business has never been more volatile or unpredictable. Sources of competition and disruption can appear anywhere—not just disruption in products, services, and technology, but also in channels to market, policy, talent, brands, and supply chains. In order to survive in today’s complex world, organizations need to generate, embrace, and execute on [...]

A Challenge to Leaders: A Day of Empathy

2017-01-23T11:09:12+00:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

This week, school principals across the globe are lacing up their sneakers and toting their brown bags to school as part of Shadow a Student Challenge, a program to help school principals better understand their students’ experiences. As of Monday, more than 1,200 school leaders have taken the challenge in all 50 states in the [...]

The Next Big Thing in Design

2017-01-23T11:09:11+00:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

You may have heard that IDEO has joined the kyu collective (a unit of Tokyo-based Hakuhodo DY Holdings). kyu was formed by a group of diverse companies including SYPartners, Sid Lee, Digital Kitchen, C2, and Red Peak Group. It’s an exciting moment for us, and we wanted to explain why. Since IDEO started over 30 [...]

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