Chapter 5

Supporting Teamwork in the Project


check Finding the right employees and assigning them their tasks

check Managing collaboration and communication in the team

check Designing workshops for collaborative work

check Furnishing rooms for creativity and communication

Design thinking comes alive through communication and collaboration between people — more specifically, between people who have different experiences, opinions, and characters — so that you can utilize the various perspectives, methods, and knowledge of the team members for the project’s success. One way to ensure success for your project is to consider how to encourage communication and collaboration in the project team at an early stage.

This chapter starts by giving you an overview of what you should keep in mind when you assemble the team and assign responsibilities. This is followed by recommendations about rules and methods for successful communication within the project team. Since your design thinking teamwork takes place in workshops, you’ll find suggestions on how to plan and implement your own. You need spaces ...

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