The Quality of the Dialogue in the Room. I recently had a fascinating conversation with a journalist who works with a Directors institute.
She referred to research with Corporate Board Members who, when asked about the differentiators between their successful and unsuccessful Management Teams, invariably referred to Human Behaviour, highlighting the “Quality of the Dialogue in the Room”. “The Quality of the Dialogue in the Room” – I love it! Let’s generate real conversations! Conversations abound. Modern technology is wonderful, enabling us to interact with anyone anywhere in the world, spread our messages and learn from others, all at minimal financial cost. The world is neither mechanistic, nor is it made up of two kinds of people! Simplicity is an art. So how can we increase the Quality of Dialogue in the Room? We move beyond the surface, inviting people to take a deeper dive.
We all possess a couple of elegant yet simple tools that enable us to move into a generative conversation space … Let’s get Concrete … Instructions. Reinventing Organizations. Theory of change. People developing their Theory of Change in a workshop Theory of Change explains the process of change by outlining causal linkages in an initiative, i.e., its shorter-term, intermediate, and longer-term outcomes.
The identified changes are mapped –as the “outcomes pathway” – showing each outcome in logical relationship to all the others, as well as chronological flow. The links between outcomes are explained by “rationales” or statements of why one outcome is thought to be a prerequisite for another. The innovation of Theory of Change lies (1) in making the distinction between desired and actual outcomes, and (2) in requiring stakeholders to model their desired outcomes before they decide on forms of intervention to achieve those outcomes. A common error in describing Theory of Change is the belief that it is simply a methodology for planning and evaluation. Theory of Change is instead a form of critical theory that ensures a transparent distribution of power dynamics. 1. 2.
15 TED Talks that Inspire Design Thinking. “The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call in intuition or what you will, and the solution just comes to you, and you don’t know from where and why.” – Albert Einstein The quote kind of says it all about design sense, it is more of an intuitive process and doesn’t have much to do with intellect. Of course knowledge and communication skills can make us good presenters but for the idea generation of the design process you need to have an active gut feeling.
What designers need to focus on goes beyond ideation. A simple product or service design is not the task at hand for designers. Let me quote Thomas Edison in this context, a scientist who is famous for his signature invention of light bulb. Likewise when we say a product has failed it’s not because it was not good enough but because the creators failed to envision the use of the product in the big picture. 1. Tony Fadell covers the stage of empathy in design thinking. 2. 3. 4. AI_generativity.pdf. Edgarshein.pdf. James Mirtle sur Twitter : "I say this with no judgements at all but Ashton is in phenomenal shape. Simply ripped."... We don't need purpose, shared work is enough. - Tim Merry. McDonald’s Asks Indie Band To Play For Free At SXSW, Their Response Is Perfect (UPDATED) « LIVE 105. UPDATE: McDonald’s has responded to Ex Cops’ post.
See below. You might not know Ex Cops (yet). The pop punk duo made up of Amalie Bruun and Brian Harding is still coming into the limelight following their second LP, Daggers. Still, they’re getting plenty of attention. They’ve worked with Billy Corgan and Ariel Pink, and they’re signed to a well-respected independent label. All in all, they’re a pretty great band, which is the main reason McDonalds asked them to play their SXSW Showcase in Austin, Texas this year. But despite the fact that McDonalds currently has a net worth of roughly $97 billion dollars (which is more than the national net worth of the United States of America), they “didn’t have a budget” for which to pay the artists playing their showcase. Yep. We could try to paraphrase the band’s comments, but we wouldn’t do it justice.
Read the whole post below: Per Gawker, McDonald’s has responded to the claim (and you’re going to love this): Amazing.