Why Design Thinking?
At furtherd°, we believe that design thinking is an inherently right-sized approach to solve nearly any problem. It can be scaled up or down to fit your needs, timelines, or budget. Our people-centered design approach provides a mind-set, a framework, and a set of tools that puts people and their context at the heart of our efforts.
Purpose defines what we stand for in our careers and lives. As our friends at Imperative say “It is the impact we want to have, to create the world we want to live in.” Purpose isn’t a cause, a revelation, or luxury for the successful, it’s something more achievable than that. The 28% of the U.S. workforce that seek to align purpose with their work can be found in every industry and role. At furtherd°, we see alignment as the key differentiator to solving the knottiest of problems.
It’s far too expensive to solve for the wrong problem, or to chase the wrong opportunity. Our people-centered design approach provides the principles, frameworks, and tools for innovative, iterative problem solving. From short form 'design sprints' to in-depth 'project marathons', this work can be scaled up or down to fit your organizations appetite.
Rooted in a desire to build stronger, more resilient, and forward-thinking organizations, we work to understand and design for the gaps that hold your people and projects back. Through a structured program of individual development, facilitated sessions and real-time project application, we can drive at desired learning outcomes that over time can create major cultural shifts in the way your teams work.
The most impactful business results often come from teams aligned to their purpose. Teams who can celebrate the diversity of the purpose-drivers of its members ultimately create inspiring, high-performing cultures where everyone feels a sense of belonging. We help individuals and teams to understand, articulate and activate their purpose.
By knowing a little bit about a lot of things, we’re able to see through the clutter and help make critical connections—within your organization and to the world at large. Our team is lean, but we bring a lot to the table. We also happen to have a vast network of generalists plus the occasional specialist that we like to partner with when the need arises.
― Howard Thurman