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New normal

What will the new normal actually look like?

November 18th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized, HCD, Design Thinking, The future, Employee Experience, Customer experience, coronavirus 0 thoughts on “What will the new normal actually look like?”

We’ve all used the term “new normal” many times. Sometimes it’s said with a distinct level of cringe, while others bear it like a talisman, evidence that, whatever it looks like, at least things will be “normal”. But, realistically, what is it going to look like?

Work from home

Returning to the office – the way forward

November 18th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized, HCD, Design Thinking, The future, Employee Experience, Customer experience, coronavirus 0 thoughts on “Returning to the office – the way forward”

As many countries enter their Covid-19 second wave, it’s clear that remote work features heavily in many businesses’ future plans. But we don’t believe this spells the end of the traditional office or the 9 to 5. Even while some global mega-companies are making Work From Home (WFH) a permanent reality, others are planning a hybrid method. Yet others intend to bring either part of, or all of their workforce back into the office full time.

Happy employees

Unhappy employees and your bottom line

October 23rd, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized, HCD, Design Thinking, The future, Employee Experience, Customer experience, coronavirus 0 thoughts on “Unhappy employees and your bottom line”

It’s not a marketing mantra, it isn’t a management catchphrase, and it isn’t a cutesy way of saying, wouldn’t it be nice if everyone was happy. It’s a simple, indisputable fact that has been proven by multiple researchers. So why aren’t companies going out of their way to make their employees happy?

Taking a taxi in the time of Corona

March 31st, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized, The future, coronavirus, family 0 thoughts on “Taking a taxi in the time of Corona”

Taking a taxi to and from work is the only mode of transport for many South Africans, how do we deal with the fear of Corona in a taxi.

Mom’s gone wild

March 26th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized, The future, Employee Experience, coronavirus, family 0 thoughts on “Mom’s gone wild”

“Send wine” used to be a funny saying between moms when they just needed a little break from everyday momming. In the time of Corona, this has become a necessity. “Send wine” is no longer a request but rather a plea for sanity. 

A South African take on human-centred design

December 12th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “A South African take on human-centred design”

Human-centred design works well with the notion of finding uniquely African solutions to African challenges. Even seemingly insurmountable challenges such as water shortages, sanitation and poverty have viable solutions, and the solutions could more than likely come from those who face these problems on a daily basis.

Seven seriously good reasons why we choose to give

April 5th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Seven seriously good reasons why we choose to give”

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill. Compassion – having a good look around, genuinely seeing the suffering of others, and wanting to help – is the only way to experience happiness, because it gives you a chance to turn your focus away from your own troubles and look at someone else’s.

Problem? Bring it!

March 24th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Problem? Bring it!”

The best way to help people grasp the efficacy of human-centred design is to throw them in the deep end, and that’s what our one-day workshop does. We took 15 brave and delightful humans to a workspace at the 3M buildings, introduced them to the fundamentals of human-centred design, then put them through their paces. Tenaka workshop: Introduction to human-centred design.

Spreading the word about human-centred design

December 23rd, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Spreading the word about human-centred design”

“You know, the beauty I find in this whole process is that it really does get you in touch with your inner child: the person who isn’t afraid to fail or to get their hands dirty; the curiosity; the open mind and willingness to learn.” ‘Deeza’ on human-centred design.

A creative bone or two in every body

October 4th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “A creative bone or two in every body”

It’s like magic: a puckish sprite who pops up at whim, thrilling us with flashes of genie-us. And there is undoubtedly something natural about creativity — some of us are more blessed with it than others. But it can be learned, practised and invoked. There are tricks, inroads, back doors and secret passwords into the creative realm at work — and not for just the elite few: for all of us.