Design Thinking for Teams Designing a Culture for Innovation

We are living in a rapidly changing world, and for a very long time, there has been a great deal of focus on the way our teams work with and benefit from changing technologies. Part of the benefit of changing technologies has been the increased quality of life for most of the world. Technology has facilitated improvements have in many aspects of day-to-day life, including in the health care, aerospace, clean energy, entrepreneurial sectors.

An obstacle facing many teams today is the gap between the application of the newest technologies and processes for innovating within one's own organization. In many cases, teams are left feeling as though they have the most elite tools available but no practical knowledge of how fully harness their value.

The Challenge: How do we get our teams to embrace and employ meaningful Design Centred Practices to improve our organization?

Step One: Understanding the Framework - This is essential to ensuring future recall and application of the framework. Background and theory of Human Centred Design Thinking, case studies, and examples will be covered to solidify participant understanding and comfort in the basic application of the framework.

Step Two: Culture for Innovation - It is paramount to the success of any innovation that there be transparency in the process. Having a Culture for Innovation is possible when everyone understands their impact on the success of this culture. This exercise will help participants to understand cultural effeects for innovative processes.

The Challenge: What's Your Problem? Problem identification can be complicated, and errors can be costly. Can you accurately identify problems?

Step Three: Iterate to Great - The ability to Know Your Problemâ„¢ allows for an exceptional understanding of the solutions that will best satisfy your stakeholders. This exercise will bring together the cumulative impact of the material covered to complete a comprehensive dive into the required materials for the Ideate, Prototype, Test Phases.

The Challenge: How Do I Put This All Together and Apply These Learnings Within My Organizational Team?

Often people leave workshops with little understanding of the application of their new learnings within their existing environment. Each participant will be asked to bring a current issue that their Organizational Team is trying to solve. Participants will engage with their Design Teams during their sessions working exclusively on their collective steps. Additionally, participants will be given time at the end of each session to apply the learnings to their Organizational Teams Project. These individual projects will be reviewed in a one-on-one session with your facilitator. Participants will be given the tools to create Design Thinking meetings within their teams using the tools they have learned in the workshop. This process will allow for continuous improvement and innovation from within.