Design Thinking for Managers

Melbourne Business School

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Melbourne Business School

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Who should attend

Middle managers

  • Who manage a team within a function or on cross-functional projects and want to improve performance through customer-focused solutions
  • Who are new to the design-thinking process and seek to introduce innovation to their team or across their organisation

General managers

  • Managers seeking to enhance individual, team and organisational performance by building innovation capability

About the course

Understand customer behaviour and embrace human-centred innovation using tools from the world of design.

Learn how to encourage innovation in your team and align your business with customer needs and behaviours. Our Design Thinking for Managers course will teach you how to draw on the best tools from the design industry to gain consumer insights and drive problem-solving.

The hands-on program will help you overcome internal barriers to creativity and inspire creative confidence in others, with the goal of enhancing individual, team and organisational performance through innovation capability.

Key Takeaways

See the world as your customers do

  • Connect the need to innovate with the needs of your customers
  • Learn how to test innovative ideas on sample customers

Build creative confidence

  • Develop the mindsets and behaviours needed to address changing customer needs and wants with confidence

Create a design-thinking workplace

  • Support individuals and teams to become design-thinkers across your organisation

Topics Covered

Creating versus innovating

Understand the difference between unleashing creatively and putting new ideas into practice

Mindsets and behaviours

Overcome barriers to thinking creatively and build confidence in others to produce and apply customer-friendly ideas

Design thinking challenge

Develop design-thinking skills through a group innovation challenge that teaches key terms and concepts and tests solutions on customers

Design thinking at work

Learn how to build creative confidence in teams and create a responsive, client-centric and future-focused organisation

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Design Thinking for Managers at Melbourne Business School

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