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Rebar Art & Design Studio | San Francisco | art, design and ecology Ushahidi :: Home Social Innovation Social innovation seeks to create transformational change in under-served, underrepresented, and disadvantaged communities worldwide. At IDEO, we use design thinking to address issues such as poverty, nutrition, health, water and sanitation, economic empowerment, access to financial services, and gender equity. Our projects involve clients in both the private and public sectors. To help them develop effective solutions, we create not only products and services, but also the entire system that supports them. This means that before introducing anything new, we figure out what really matters to the target population—and what will motivate them to accept and adopt our solution. Creating New OfferingsFrom services for agricultural cooperatives to strategies for low-cost health care We work with organizations to identify new ways to serve and support people.

The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time - Tony Schwartz by Tony Schwartz | 8:53 AM March 14, 2012 Why is it that between 25% and 50% of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work? It’s not just the number of hours we’re working, but also the fact that we spend too many continuous hours juggling too many things at the same time. What we’ve lost, above all, are stopping points, finish lines and boundaries. Technology has blurred them beyond recognition. Tell the truth: Do you answer email during conference calls (and sometimes even during calls with one other person)? The biggest cost — assuming you don’t crash — is to your productivity. But most insidiously, it’s because if you’re always doing something, you’re relentlessly burning down your available reservoir of energy over the course of every day, so you have less available with every passing hour. I know this from my own experience. If you’re a manager, here are three policies worth promoting: 1. 2. 3. It’s also up to individuals to set their own boundaries. 1. 2. 3.

ARTS in BUSINESS - Kunst som læring La créativité artistique inspire les entreprises Surprendre, produire de l'inédit, inventer et créer, voilà toute un série de termes que les entreprises et les artistes ont en commun. Les objectifs sont différents, certes, les entreprises souhaitent faire évoluer leurs organisations, leurs communications ou leurs produits et l'artiste cherche à produire un nouveau regard, à provoquer des prises de conscience ou simplement du divertissement. La question est de savoir quelles pratiques sont transposables de l'artiste à l'entreprise. La capacité d'immersion d'un metteur en scène dans un univers dans le but d'être touché par l'inspiration, les techniques qu'il met en œuvre pour mettre en valeur le talent de ses acteurs sont surement des éléments qui peuvent transformer nos techniques de management de la créativité. C'est pour cette raison que le programme ABC Network à été créé et c'est avec plaisir que je partage avec vous l'article de Laura Torkaz Chef de projet du Culture Lab tout en souhaitant a ce programme un grand succès.