Shaping Design Culture

Mia Blume
Mia Blume
Jun 26, 2017 · 9 min read
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Original photo by Alain Delorme

Vision setting is important, but it’s also the easy part. The hard part is changing the underlying organizational system so that desired behaviors emerge on their own.

Where do cultures really come from?

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1. Nurture proactively and start small

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2. Elevate value-aligned behaviors

3. Consider implicit and explicit incentives

4. Employ rituals as behavior change

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IDEO San Francisco

5. Utilize artifacts

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From Wired’s The Amazing Murals Created by Facebook’s Artists-in-Residence

6. Engage leadership in co-design

7. Experiment with confidence


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Mia Blume

Written by

Mia Blume

Design Leadership Coach + CEO at Design Dept. Founder of Within. Previous leader at Pinterest, Square and IDEO.

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Mia Blume

Written by

Mia Blume

Design Leadership Coach + CEO at Design Dept. Founder of Within. Previous leader at Pinterest, Square and IDEO.

Design Insights from Designer Fund Bridge

Bridge is a professional development program for design leaders from product, communication, and management backgrounds. Apply now and join a lifelong community of exceptional designers: designerfund.com/bridge

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