We all love sprints; it’s the way innovation and forward momentum can be generated. But what happens when the Scrum Master or team leader is modelling and managing the team for brilliant sprints, yet the organisation wants results in a more traditional way? I have worked with a few tech teams where several individuals are left holding the stress of this tension. It is the individual that is left questioning why they can’t hack it. But this emotional stress is evidence of a sy
I have worked with Oxford scientists to apply Human Centered Design to their science. Through imagining the people or groups of people that their science will affect and what the science will do for these humans, scientists find ways of communicating, pitching and greater engagement with their work. HCD helps with confidence and motivation through highlighting purpose.
The idea that developing critical thinking is a key skill has been around since Perry’s work in 1970s. But how? When William Perry produced his schema as how students move from certainty that things are right or wrong, to an ability to argue different points of view he showed the importance of critical thinking . Recent research done with a Leading independent school demonstrates that the tool of Design Thinking is a great resource for developing this ability through explorin
We know that values drive a business, and so it is essential that any new business knows what they are. But the list of values that a company or organisation comes up with feels just like that; a list, disconnected from any reality, and possibly even a stick to beat employees with. I like to generate real values through pictures and non verbal representation. Perhaps in asking individuals to describe how they are working, and what they want to do more of. In this way it becom