Looking for casestudies: (Service) design for organizational transformation
For my Msc Strategic Product Design @TU Delft, im doing research into the use of practices from (service) design in order to help organizations envision or prototype new ways of working, empathize with empoloyees in order to find bottom-up transformation opportunities, etc. Im looking for rebel designers (or non-designer rebels) that have used their skills in order to do such things, or any suggestions or recommendations on interesting organizations/articles/people!
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I would suggest the following two cases on bottom-up transformations:
I think the transformation approach of K2K might also be of interest to you:
Here are some graphic cases studies of bottom up designed services using progressive methods. The way they are done are through the service staff themsevles doing the Discovery, and setting up their own experiments. They then create a working prototype.
The staff create their own self-managed team, and they pull in the managers to develop a new management approach.
If we could tag one apocalyptic rider for adaptive organizations, it would be "traditional performance management." It is old-fashioned performance management that keeps us in a world of humans as resources, as command-and-control takers, with rigid top-down planning, and solid prevention of curious and exploratively-minded cooperation. Its logic is plan – do – check – act.