Lick This: 11 Reasons Why #HR and #Management Should Focus More On Design


How enticing are your ideas and products? What if you made them “so sexy you’d want to lick the monitor?” Everything is about design. Everything!

Watch the video below. 

Design should be part  of all of your projects and departments big or small.

Tom Peters says:

Every project has a formal “design advocate.”
Everyone is encouraged through example to become “design minded.” (And it’s part of their formal evaluation.) (Everyone = General management to housekeeping at the hotel, Managing Partner to receptionist at the accountancy or consultancy.)
Design is always considered on five dimensions: (a) usability, (b) simplicity, (c) aesthetics, (d) “Cool”/”Wow”/”Gaspworthy,” and (5) EXCELLENCE.
Every work space is a living example of Excellence in design—it sings “our
Design EXCELLENCE applies to every business process as much as to every
Design per se is explicitly addressed in every written work plan.
While design is not always “free,” design-mindedness is not a cost item—and
EXCELLENCE in design applies at least as much at the “low end” as at the
luxury end of a market.
Design Reviews are part of all project reviews

Every meeting, handbook, process, customer service initiative or supply chain improvement.

Design is ease of use, simplicity and the “WoW” factor.

Deign is the cool that makes customers salivate over your service or product.

Design is style, beauty and elegance. Can you do this for example if you are in HR? Of course. And you’d better.





Now just imagine design in your strategy meetings.

Jim Woods, Leadership speaker, Human Resources Consultant, Business Coach

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