Join Turi McKinley for an in-depth discussion in this video Active alignment: Check your goal, part of Learning Design Thinking: Lead Change in Your Organization.
- One of the methods we use to drive active alignment…is Check Your Goal.…It helps you and your team manage…the complexity of continually integrating…new insights and concept iterations…into the pursuit of your shared goals.…This 45-minute activity takes the team…through an efficient, time-boxed process…of reflection, goal realignment, and planning.…At the end, your team will have refreshed alignment…towards the big goals you're working for.…You'll have identified how the ideas have evolved,…and set a near-term plan of action to address that thinking.…
Let's walk through leading the Check Your Goal activity.…You'll need a large piece of paper and some pens,…or a whiteboard.…First, at the top, make a space…for the goal you started the week with,…but don't write it in yet.…Then make three larger spaces side-by-side and label them:…"What We Did,"…"What We Learned,"…and "What We'll Do Next."…Finally, at the bottom, make a space for goal refinement,…or you can just snag the frog worksheet…from the exercise files.…Then gather your team.…
The course opens with a definition of design thinking, including the roles and spaces required for success. You will then learn how to be a good design thinking leader, with specific advice on topics from setting goals to engaging the different skill sets and personalities in the room (introverts and extroverts alike). Next, Turi dives into creative collaboration: the heart of design thinking. She covers planning, research, and concept creation, and explains how to create a "service blueprint" that will help make the design a reality. Chapter 4 introduces prototyping techniques to advance the design.
Design thinking is all about collaboration so we've integrated a LinkedIn Group called "Design Thinking: frog + Lynda.com course." Throughout the course, the author will suggest opportunities for you to share what you're learning. You'll be able to participate in course-related discussions through your web browser at https://linkedin.com/groups/7022790 or via the LinkedIn Groups app, which is available for most smartphones. This is a great way to expand your learning and get additional insights from other members taking the course.
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- Defining design thinking
- Implementing a design thinking mindset and approach
- Leading design thinking
- Aligning the design team
- Managing creative flow
- Guiding collaboration
- Generating hypothesis
- Prototyping fast and often
- Making a culture change