Before Hiring a Design Partner, Consider This

Harvard Business Review

It''s your job to pour what you know into the project and travel with the team: think of it as an equal partnership. The outcomes will only work in the long term if both sides combine their expertise into a rich body of shared experience and understanding. Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble have written at length on the challenges of execution in their book, The Other Side of Innovation. Design Project management Design is a service, not a magic spell.

Great Innovators Create the Future, Manage the Present, and Selectively Forget the Past

Harvard Business Review

As Karim Tabbouche, the chief strategy officer of VIVA Bahrain, told me: “Our planning process had become myopic and short term in nature, with our objectives becoming tactical and linear in nature. It is important to allocate resources to Box 1, Box 2, and Box 3 projects to maintain a healthy balance among the boxes.” Vijay Govindarajan.

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