Do your annual meetings have an afterlife?

Meeting Idea Sharing

If you want to see a great feeding frenzy of Google image searches, look no further than the week before your upcoming national management meeting. Thousands of page views and “Save Image As” right clicks of charts and graphs supporting the commentary on heavily bulleted PowerPoint presentations. I’ve admittedly been guilty of this for years […]

Service design thinking: Why?

Person Centered

This post is part 3 of a 3-part series. In my last post, I talked about how to do service design thinking. In this post, I’ll discuss why service design thinking is important. In a recent conclave organized by Singularity University, the speakers highlighted how products and services are now congregating into four clusters: content […]

Service design thinking: How?

People walking

This post is part 2 of a 3-part series. In my last post, I talked about what service design thinking is. In this post, I’ll discuss how it is  implemented. Service design thinking is based on five principles: User-centered: Design services as experienced by the user — e.g., a company in New York uses kinematics […]

Service design thinking: What?

Idea

This post is part 1 of a 3-part series. Amazon doesn’t have inventory, Uber owns no fleet, and Airbnb owns no rooms – yet they are the billion dollar companies of this decade. These companies have built their business models, products and offerings by providing platforms that enable the sharing of things, services and time […]