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Matchmaking for Designers

Matchmaking for Designers

How a blended design team can work together better - activities and organizing principles to foster teamwork and collaboration

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Skipper Chong Warson

February 05, 2016
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  1. MATCHMAKING FOR DESIGNERS FEB 2016

  2. 2 KELSA HAS A VERY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT BUT FIRST,

  3. Create a short dating video of yourself describing what you’re

    looking for when you want to be in love… with a service. • Video should be 15-45 seconds • Be serious, goofy, fun, funny, whatever floats your boat 3 THE VALENTINE’S DAY CHALLENGE YOUR MISSION, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT: — REALLY, YOU SHOULD ACCEPT IT —
  4. 4 AND NOW, BACK TO… MATCHMAKING FOR DESIGNERS

  5. In your teams, move cups from existing orientation to a

    pyramid with the objects on the table without using your hands 5 PLEASE ASSEMBLE IN THE FOLLOWING TWO TEAMS GROUPS 1 & 3 GROUPS 2 & 4 MATCHMAKING ACTIVITY A
  6. Create a structure that will support 100 pennies across the

    two red cups using the items on the table 6 PLEASE ASSEMBLE IN THE FOLLOWING TWO TEAMS GROUPS 1 & 2 GROUPS 3 & 4 MATCHMAKING ACTIVITY B
  7. Create a catapult using the objects on the table that

    will hurl the gumdrop from one side of the table to the other 7 PLEASE ASSEMBLE IN THE FOLLOWING TWO TEAMS GROUPS 1 & 4 GROUPS 2 & 3 MATCHMAKING ACTIVITY C
  8. SO, WHAT JUST HAPPENED? Because most of you were willing

    to tell me when your birthday is — hint, hint, Roman — your groups were determined by your birthday. More specifically, the season of your birthday - fall, winter, summer, and spring. 8
  9. 9 OTHER WAYS TO ORGANIZE GROUPS BRIGGS MYERS GARDNER’S INTELLIGENCE

    JUNG’S PERSONALITY TYPES AND MANY MORE
  10. In addition to technical and design knowledge, we're all people.

    We have feelings and different ways in which we like to work. 10
  11. Let’s look at six general concepts that can create more

    positive working relationships. 11
  12. 1. HOW’S MY APPROACH? IS BEING DIRECT THE BEST PATH?

    Quick and simple may not be the best way to problem solve. Or maybe it's about if that fire alarm goes off, what is the one thing that you need to tell your team (or a client for that matter)? 12 CREATING MORE POSITIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
  13. 2. DO OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS WORK? OR DO I NEED TO

    BE MORE GUIDED? They can buy time, clarify where another person is coming from and prevent misinterpretation. For instance: “I’m not sure I understand what you’re saying, so could you give me an example?” 13 CREATING MORE POSITIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
  14. 3. WHAT DOES MY BODY LANGUAGE SAY? Are you hiding

    behind your computer or on your phone all the time? Do you make eye contact? These things add up and can hurt your work relationships. 14 CREATING MORE POSITIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
  15. 4. LISTEN ACTIVELY Did you ever get the feeling, when

    talking to someone, that you were really talking to a wall? Your team mate may have heard you but gave no indication of it at all. Avoid that. 15 CREATING MORE POSITIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
  16. 4. KEEP LISTENING (ACTIVELY) It's just as important that people

    be aware that you're listening as it is that you're actually listening — either with a nod, or an "I see," or by paraphrasing the other person's statements. You'll strengthen your own understanding and have a better working relationship. 16 CREATING MORE POSITIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
  17. 5. ANTICIPATE GROUP OBJECTIONS & QUESTIONS In The Art of

    War by Sun Tzu said, "If you know the enemy and you know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles." Not that we want to think of our team (or our clients) as enemies, but we shouldn't fear the process. 17 CREATING MORE POSITIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
  18. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. Proprietary and Confidential

    MATCHMAKING FOR DESIGNERS AND THAT’S
  19. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. Proprietary and Confidential

    THANK YOU