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Bull Session

On Open Organizations

September 17, 2015          

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Episode Summary

On this episode of The Digital Life, we discuss open organization culture in theory and in practice. As the creative economy continues to grow and evolve, knowledge workers are discovering and developing new ways of working together. In contrast with the closed, hierarchical structures of 20th century industrial enterprises, in the 21st century open organization, transparency, authenticity and access are foundational elements.

But how do these open source organizational principals really work in a business context? Join us as we examine the impact of the open organization, on companies small and large.

Resources
What is the Open Organization?
Here’s Why Whole Foods Lets Employees Look Up Each Other’s Salaries


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Jon Follett
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Dirk Knemeyer
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Bull Session

Infusing a Company with Design Culture

September 10, 2015          

Episode Summary

In this episode of The Digital Life, we explore helping companies infuse design and UX strategy into their culture and structure, with special guest, entrepreneur, product designer, and AI expert, Giuseppe Taibi.

Many companies are constructed to do one thing well — efficiently produce their current products or services. But this kind of focus can oftentimes create overwhelming inertia against change and innovation.

Today, there is a significant trend toward companies building their own in house design and UX teams, some of them for the first time. However, introducing user experience and design culture, and making a company more customer-centric in its thinking, is an investment that requires patience and experimentation. It’s a multi-point process that happens over time — requiring buy-in across the organization, from the executive level to the managers to the doers and makers on the front lines. Join us as we discuss some real life scenarios that we’ve encountered introducing design into companies.

Resources
Giuseppe Taibi


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