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Culture hacking: How may we create fun at our workplace


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Business culture hacking workshop at where we apply design thinking to craft performance art to create fun at work.

Culture hacking: How may we create fun at our workplace

  1. 1. Culture Hacking ! How may we apply performance art to create fun at our workplaces?! MIX-IT 2014 Lyon Stefan Haas (@haaslab)! Jens Otto Lange (@jensottolange)! !
  2. 2. “The culture of a group can now be defined as a pattern of shared basic assumptions learned by the group as it solved its problems of external adaptation and internal integration, which has worked well enough to be considered valid and, therefore to be taught to new members as the correct way you perceive, think, and feel in relation to those problems.” Edgar H. Schein, Organizational Culture and Leadership
  3. 3. “The hacker mind-set is not confined to this software-hacker culture. There are people who apply the hacker attitude to other things, like electronics or music — actually, you can find it at the highest levels of any science or art.” ! Eric Steven Raymond, How to Become a Hacker
  4. 4. Hacking! The act of engaging in activities ... in a spirit of playfulness and exploration is termed hacking. ! However the defining characteristic of a hacker is not the activities performed themselves ..., but the manner in which it is done: ! Hacking entails some form of excellence, for example exploring the limits of what is possible, thereby doing something exciting and meaningful. Wikipedia
  5. 5. “Cultural Hacking can be understood as infiltration into systems and the changing of their coding. ! ! It is a critical, often even subversive game with cultural codes, messages and values.” Johannes M. Hedinger, Com&Com,
  6. 6. “By leaving art and ideas in public spaces, you can affect someones day - change their mood and mind - and even change the world in the process!” Keri Smith (Guerilla Art Kit)
  7. 7. © 9 Technology User Business Innovation What? Why? How? desirable viable feasible Design Thinking
  8. 8. © 10 Design Thinking is a method 
 and a mind set 
 to innovate
  9. 9. Design Thinking Divergent Convergent Creative, team based approach to finding innovative solutions to peoples problems Iterations/Phases
  10. 10. Design Challenge How may we apply performance art to create fun at our workplaces?!
  11. 11. ©© 13 Customer Segment Thinking and feeling What is important to the customer? What are his hopes, dreams or fears? Hearing What influences the customer? Seeing What is the customer's environment like? Pains What obstacles or challenges does the customer have? Gains What does he hope to achieve and how might he measure success? Empathy Map
  12. 12. ! Share your hacks: #bizculturehack @bizculturehacks! Have a story? ! Do a Guest-Post on:!! Find Others?! Join: ! 116742403654644714312! Watch the clips? Subscribe: list=PLC1C9F5C39EBF7266