Innovating strategic management and business design through Interweaving

The blog channels WorkEm's knowledge, skills, approaches and values.
JUL
30

Can Design Thinking become even more effective for organisations?

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We believe so.

We are now actively practicing and researching a fusion and synthesis with several (better) practices, to gain experiences and data points. The result is - “interweaved Design Thinking”, which aims to boost organisational performance of design thinking in transformation and innovation efforts. Through an Interweaving process we are incorporating successful parts from management, performance management, agile, reflection, learning and unlearning, design science research, impact making and Interweaving itself. We intend to share the results of the research efforts as soon as they become available.

JUN
26

Reimagine: from Multi perspective from Single perspective

Reimagine: from Multi perspective from Single perspective

What if we ... shift ... the perspective from a traditional architects centric world view to human and work centric world views?

What if we empower people to participate with their perspectives based on what is most important to them in the work they do with other people?

 

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MAR
28

Boost your designs using the Affordance Canvas

Boost your designs using the Affordance Canvas

Power up your designs using the Affordance Canvas to make the most the possibilities in the age of crisis and Corona. The Affordance Canvas is a result of the effort to enrich design thinking using Interweaving. How:
- After the team has formulated a problem point-of-view and found a solution, the team turns around and explores the affordance of the solution. Here the affordance is all the possibilities that a solution enables or facilitates. - This is a creative exercise that encourages out-of-the-box thinking. What can be done in excess of the intended functionality of the solution? - Once the new possibilities have been uncovered the problem point-of-view should be revisited. Is the chosen problem the right problem framing or are there more profitable problems to address that makes the most of the solution? Maybe there are reasons to reframe the problem to arrive at an even better position for the future. An example of an affordance are the many possibilities made available by AI or deep learning algorithms. Here, new ways of working can be found that looks for a solution. Maybe even old solutions from the historical garbage can be revitalised for the problems of today?

#interweaving # designthinking #businessdesign

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NOV
10

What if we ... Interweave Design Thinking ...?

What if we ... Interweave Design Thinking ...?

This is the second theme with the fusion of Design Thinking and Interweaving.

NOV
08

What if we Reimagine Enterprise Architecture?

What if we Reimagine Enterprise Architecture?

What would happen if we use Design Thinking to Reimagine the traditions of Enterprise Architecture (EA)? 

Where would we end up? What are the problems to solve? Are they the same as the EA tradition prescribes? Are there other problems that need solving? Is the solution the same?

In a series of “What if we …” design steps I intend to illustrate the power of interweaved Design Thinking  (iDT) on the initial challenge - Why does the tradition of EA have so much problems outside the application on IS/IT? 

The focus of the series is Ideation.

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FEB
16

A pivot, a challenge, a modernisation, a disruption ...

A pivot, a challenge, a modernisation, a disruption ...

 ...that is lean and mean as opposed to rigid and comprehensive, open as opposed to closed and predefined …

and meet the modern needs and insights of agility, experimentation, fail forward, build-learn-measure, growth hacking, design, open questions and learning, critical thinking, …

for

  • modern knowledge workers,
  • digital transformations,
  • investors and aspiring startups,
  • large companies,
  • strategy execution,
  • organisational and technical integration,
  • Industry 4.0,
  • innovation journeys,
  • and much more.
JUL
24

Interweaving Enriched Design Journey

Interweaving enrich a Design Journey or Process by adding an Interweaving step to address…

“164 executives at companies with more than $1 billion in revenue, 26%, told us the transition from innovation or R&D group to the business unit “needs serious work” at their company. Another 16% described it as ‘terrible’,” [Harvard Business Review]

“A full 81% of those surveyed say that fewer than 25% of their startup pilots have resulted in commercial deals.” [Fortune]

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JUL
26

Interweaving & Architectural Thinking as a pair of Lenses or Glasses

Interweaving and Architectural thinking can be thought of as a putting on a pair of coloured lenses or glasses that frame and filter the world. These lenses emphasise and include the most important, fundamental and interweaving elements that architects should focus their attention, efforts on.

The lenses reach far beyond design efforts, across the whole life cycle of an enterprise, company, society, or state agency, including all that Interweave their parts.

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