Join Turi McKinley for an in-depth discussion in this video Team leap activity, part of Learning Design Thinking: Lead Change in Your Organization.
- There are many ways to build team trust and empathy,…but I'd like to share with you a format we found…very effective at FROG, the team leap.…The length of the team leap will vary…by your team size,…but it's generally an hour or so…of formal team alignment,…where you openly discuss personal goals,…working styles, and individual priorities.…To run a team leap you want to get all…of the core day-to-day team members engaged.…Get them in the room.…And team leap should be conducted after…you've had your first big team meeting…to talk about a new effort, the goals,…and the timelines so that everyone is up to speed…on what you're working on.…
If you're in a long-term working team do a leap…when you kickoff a major initiative, re-organize teams,…or add new team members.…And at the end of the activity,…your team will have a refreshed understanding…of each other and awareness of what will make…working together successful.…Let's walk through leading a team leap.…You gather the team in the room…and hand out the team lead worksheets.…
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.
- 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