Org Design for Design Orgs

As the move to establish in-house design teams accelerates, it turns out there’s very little common wisdom on what makes for a successful design organization. Books and presentations focus on process, methods, tools, and outcomes, leaving a gap of knowledge when it comes to organizational and operational matters. This workshop seeks to address this lacuna by shining a light on the unsung activities of actually running a design team, and what works and what doesn’t.

The workshop will be structured as a facilitated conversation, light on presentation, with some activities to get things going. Given this conversational approach, attendance will be capped to ensure greater involvement, and higher signal-to-noise.

Attendees will take part in discussions on:

  • How a service design mindset shifts standard organizational approaches
  • Organizational models for design teams, from centralized to decentralized and back again
  • Breadth and depth of skills and strategic thinking
  • The 5 Stages of Organisational Evolution
  • A New Taxonomy of Design Team Roles

Strategy
Location: Date: February 28, 2017 Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm photo of Peter Merholz Peter Merholz