Organizational metaphors can be helpful to think about what’s going on in work culture. Gareth Morgan’s Images of Organizationis a great compendium of metaphors: organization as a machine, organism, brain, culture, political systems, etc. I also find Joanne Martin’s analysis of contending…
In favor of more human metaphors about teamwork and organizations.
Design thinking is not design. Design thinking is to design what the scientific method is to science. It’s the steps without the knowledge and the years of training. And design thinking is a real danger because many companies think they’re doing design and they’re not. So it’s become a real consultant’s playground, and a way for many companies to abdicate their responsibilities towards design. It’s really a big problem. If you only deal with the process without any education beforehand, you’re discounting the idea of design, [saying it is] something you don’t have to go to school to learn.
Nielsen Norman Group has published a fascinating survey about UX careers. They had 963 professionals respond to their very thorough survey. I seem to remember taking the survey myself. I’ve found it particularly interesting in that it backs up the survey I conducted a couple years ago with a…
Adapting to the needs of the business
We’re in this interesting time. With technology, everyone knows everything now. So information has been commoditized, and what’s important now is knowledge. And the difference between information and knowledge is that knowledge is about having a point of view based on what we know.
Jeremy Zimmer, the co-founder and CEO of United Talent Agency, in an interview with Adam Bryant.
I think this is a great way to frame the difference between information and knowledge.