Firm Follows Form

Organisation Design Blog by Nathan Waterhouse

May 2015

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May 31, 2015

Eight tips on running a great team offsite

Eight tips on running a great team offsite

It’s been reported that corporate offsites cost companies millions every year purely in just employee salary time — that’s before factoring in the costs of gallons of cool aid and corporate getaways. Yet, if done well, I’m a big believer in the value of a team offsite, whether your team is distributed or centralised. Here are a few tips that I’ve found helpful to bear in mind when planning and running them.

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May 31, 2015

OpenIDEO relaunches with new design

How to enable greater impact through collaboration OpenIDEO.com relaunches with brand new design.  Six years ago, a team of us at IDEO asked ourselves: if we are creating global impact with just a few hundred designers using IDEO’s design principles, what might happen if we open up the design process and invite hundreds of thousands of people – Read More –

May 31, 2015

Dramatically simple tip to improve hiring at your startup

Dramatically simple trick to improve hiring at your startup.

One of the experiments we’re trying at IDEO’s collaborative problem solving platform, OI Engine.

 Investing time in finding the best talent for your startup is crucial. Yet if you’re an entrepreneur, time is your most precious commodity. So how do you maximise time spent searching for great people? Here’s a simple trick we’ve been using at OI Engine (collaborative problem solving platform from IDEO):

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May 31, 2015

The Impact of the Crowd

You might have spotted the name Caldas on your last visit to your local coffee shop. It’s a mountainous region in Colombia, known as part of the ‘axis of coffee’. But perhaps less well known is its ageing population, poor literacy levels, a lot of malnutrition, and that about 70% of people there live in poverty, 25% in extreme poverty.

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