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Design Thinking for the Greater Good

Innovation in the Social Sector

By Jeanne Liedtka, Randy Salzman, Daisy Azer

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Facing especially wicked problems, social sector organizations are searching for powerful new methods to understand and address them. Design Thinking for the Greater Good goes in depth on both the how of using new tools and the why. As a way to reframe problems, ideate solutions, and iterate toward better answers, design thinking is already well established in the commercial world. Through ten stories of struggles and successes in fields such as health care, education, agriculture, transportation, social services, and security, the authors show how collaborative creativity can shake up even the most entrenched bureaucracies-and provide a practical roadmap for readers to implement these tools. The design thinkers Jeanne Liedtka, Randy Salzman, and Daisy Azer explore how major agencies like the Department of Health and Human Services and the Transportation and Security Administration in the United States, as well as organizations in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, have instituted principles of design thinking. In each case, these groups have used the tools of design thinking to reduce risk, manage change, use resources more effectively, bridge the communication gap between parties, and manage the competing demands of diverse stakeholders. Along the way, they have improved the quality of their products and enhanced the experiences of those they serve. These strategies are accessible to analytical and creative types alike, and their benefits extend throughout an organization. This book will help today's leaders and thinkers implement these practices in their own pursuit of creative solutions that are both innovative and achievable.

Product code: 9780231179522

ISBN 9780231179522
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW216
Publisher Columbia University Press
No. Of Pages 352
On Sale Date 05/09/2017
Through ten stories of struggles and successes in social sector organizations, Design Thinking for the Greater Good shows how collaborative creativity can shake up even the most entrenched bureaucracies-and provide a practical roadmap for readers to implement these tools. This book will help today's leaders in their pursuit of creative solutions.