In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Nick about his experience working in Design Systems and adopting tech while keeping the people in mind. He begins with reflections on collaboration. Later, Nick explores cultures of innovation and the importance of ‘first draft thinking’. We also discuss feedback loops, governance, and starting small when implementing change. Listen in for example of the value of design system.
Seven tips that facilitators (or anyone) can use when planning and leading their next event inspired by Priya Parker.
In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Skye Osunde about her journey helping organizations improve team dynamics. She shares how her experience in Higher Education, travel, and as a young manager influenced her career. Later, Skye explains how her windy career background has helped her communicate confidently with leaders from different industries. We also discuss simple tips for helping companies create space for authentic connection and rapport. Listen in for thoughts on how companies can move beyond performative inclusion efforts.
What is a Design Sprint? Who should run one, and why? If you want to run a Design Sprint but are not a designer, that isn’t a problem.
There is no one approach to innovation. Explore what methods work best for your team by applying these innovation exercises and strategies.
In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Adam Luepke about his experience supporting change initiatives at Quantive. He begins with reflections on what helped him discover a passion for solving complex business problems. Later, Adam talks about OKRs and best practices for changing your business. We also discuss what makes a successful Chief Of Staff. Listen in for tips on how to synthesize communication.
Innovative change is a driving force for positive transformation: A better change management strategy facilitates the greatest innovation.
In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Maria Giudice about her decades of experience leading design, creative, and business leaders. She begins with reflections on how a Professor reframed her perspective on design and its value to others. Later, Maria shares her thoughts on transition and how to approach it best. We also discuss one of Maria’s learning experiences leading design initiatives at a large software company in detail. Listen in for tips on how to keep making progress even during failure.
Is change management certification worth it? Yes: In training to change, we learn best practices to navigate the ever-fluid transformation process.
In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Nicole Brauckmann about her journey leading Organizational Change initiatives. She begins with reflections on why it’s important client understand what the change process feels like and where they’re going. Later, Nicole dives into the four forces that support change. We also discuss the importance of storytelling and how organizational change starts with the individuals. Listen in for more tips on how to create the conditions for change to emerge.