Your challenges as a design leader

Deliver excellent designs fast

How to meet ever-higher customer demands?

Deal with design complexity

How to handle unknowns and inter­relatedness in design?

Master trans­disciplinary design

How to embrace cross-disciplinary holistic design?

Demonstrate the value of design

How to show your organisation that design matters?

Build a blossoming design culture

How to make design thinking part of your organisation DNA?

Attract and retain design talent

How to foster design talent for your organisation?

Solutions to become more competitive through better designing

Improve design

Enhance quality, speed, and costs of designing.

Simplify design

Reduce exposure to design complexity.

Transcend design

Integrate different disciplines and ways of thinking in design.

Promote design

Measure and communicate the business value of design.

Embed design

Demonstrate and incentivise design thinking.

Secure design

Strengthen and safeguard design competencies.

Our services to design leaders

Assessment

Assessing the organisational dynamics of design.

Redesign

Redesigning the organisational dynamics of design.

Change

Changing the organisational dynamics of design.

Second opinion

Assessing proposals to change the organisational dynamics.

Troubleshooting

Resolving problems to change the organisational dynamics.

Steering

Delegated steering to change the organisational dynamics.

Our view of the organisational dynamics of design

Make your organisation better at designing

Strategy. The plan to accomplish design goals.

Structure. The way design is managed, and responsibilities of designers.

Systems. Processes and procedures of design.

Style. The example that leaders give, and the way they approach design.

Specialisms. The specialisations of designers.

Skills. The talents and capabilities of designers.

Shared values. The accepted norms, values, and standards for designing.

Be more competitive through better designing

Innovative

Better at translating ideas or inven­tions into value.

Design Journal

Value creating

Better at aligning economic value and design values.

John Heskett

Adaptive

Better at learning how to do new things.

Harvard Business Review

Effective business

Over 2 times higher growth than the industry benchmark.

McKinsey

Performing assets

Revenues 20 times more, and profit 4 times more.

Design Council

Better investments

Return over 2 times higher than the stock market index.

Design Management Institute