There's a reason why captains of Olympic teams are so in demand as team management public speakers and performance coaches. They know what it takes to put cohesive, coordinated high performing teams together and how to get the best out of them.
Forming and coaching a high performing design team is very much like forming and managing an elite hockey or football team, you need to make sure you hire all sorts of players with different but complementary skills and train them to work as a unit without losing their uniqueness.
Paul has years of experience forming and managing elite design teams and there are a few principles he can teach you that'll help you to do it too.
A lot of organisations are business centric - focusing on profit and revenue. But that isn't how customers think - they care about the jobs they are trying to do and the problems they are facing. In this panel, we will discuss the techniques people use to balance different needs and demands of stakeholders at all levels of product development.
The momentum is now moving more towards work becoming vocational, aligning to the passions inherent in an individual’s life. .The truth is the organisational paradigm hasn’t been challenged since Henry Ford. This results in wide spread untapped potential, lack of innovation, choice bias and herd mentality. The behaviours that made us successful in the last 100 years are not those that will bring us forward and we need to work against our naturally disposition to only think in terms of our own lifetimes. , Paul discuss the challenges of being one of the first neurodiverse hires into a company, how we now need to think of ourselves and what we’ve learned in overcoming stigma and legacy working practices.
- A Framework for understanding an organisations personality
- The convergence of entrepreneurism and corporatism
- Teal organisations and empowering generalism
- Crossing the divide and staying same in the interim
- The results you can expect