Designing Culture Workshop
by Teresa Brazen on Jan 31, 2013
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[Deck from the Interaction 13 Conference in Toronto, Canada. Synopsis below.] ...
[Deck from the Interaction 13 Conference in Toronto, Canada. Synopsis below.]
“We’re way off schedule. Everyone is disengaged. We can't get everyone on board with the vision. I’m not proud of the work we’re producing.”
Design doesn’t happen inside a vacuum. It happens inside teams, inside the context of relationships, inside physical spaces, inside organizations with very particular cultures. Ignore that intricate ecosystem, and you might as well give your project a death sentence.
In this workshop, you'll learn about tools and techniques you can use to shape projects that are not only successful, but enjoyable. You'll learn the benefits of proactively designing team culture, walk you through the process of creating a healthy foundation, empower you with methods to improve unhealthy culture mid-stream, and show you ways to keep everyone engaged throughout the design process. Then, you’ll try it out for yourself: with feedback and mentorship, you’ll craft new methods and approaches that are appropriate to take back and try out in your team or company…no matter what your job title.
By the end of this hands-on workshop, you'll know how to get projects started on the right foot, co-create without compromising output, and inspire teams, clients, and stakeholders. More importantly, you'll find that you can work towards dramatically improved project outcomes…without all the drama along the way.
This workshop & deck were created by Cooper & Teresa Brazen
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