Doctor's Note

April 5, 2020

Teams learning from families learning from teams

A small group of people sharing a space for several weeks, all with different needs and preferences. Sound familiar right now? While it’s true of families and shared accommodation, it’s also true of project teams. Typically, teams will spend many weeks or months together in the same room, usually under the pressure of deadlines and restrictions in what they’re able to do, be that due to the brief, budget, time, security, technology or politics.

April 1, 2020

Seeing Change Creates Change

Gerry McGovern has just written a new book called World Wide Waste: How digital is killing our planet—and what we can do about it. It’s an …

March 31, 2020

Systems Thinking Failure

I committed a cardinal sin of systems thinking in the last issue of Doctor’s Note. Well, a little bit, at least. I mentioned the fact that …

March 16, 2020

Online Teaching Tips

I’ve been teaching online since the late 90s when I first started working on the Omnium Virtual Design Studio project. Back then 50 …

March 13, 2020

Suddenly remote? Tell me your stories

Suddenly working from home remotely? Tell me your stories for a new podcast. We’re in the middle of an unprecedented social experiment …

March 13, 2020

Workplaces need to change, not women

One of the best pieces I’ve read all week about the structural gender inequality of workplaces was the transcript of HBR’s IdeaCast …