#235: The right way to lead people through design thinking, with Greg Dickerson

July 11, 2022
30
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Design thinking -a framework that allows organizations and people to come up with creative solutions to complex problems- that’s just one of the things we learned while talking with Greg Dickerson, Design Coach at Bowling Green State University.

Our design passionate guest gives us 5 key concepts that the design framework is based on- Empathy, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test. All this put together is what makes Greg a design coach. He uses the concept of design thinking and applies it to people.

Greg started his career in law enforcement but soon found his passion in working with college students. Post that, he became a college advisor at Bowling Green State University for 18 years. 

In this episode, we discuss: 

  1. What life design is & how is it useful for students and working professionals?
  2. What are some of the major challenges of counselling?
  3. How did you switch off from work & focus on your life after work hours in the remote working model?
  4. How are leaders accommodating the ever-evolving schedules of employees while building a successful organization?
  5. Innovative strategies to improve employee engagement & curb the attrition rate

Email Greg: [email protected]

Produced by: Priya Bhatt
Podcast Host: Ankita Kirad

About Springworks:

Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organisation building tools and products to simplify recruitment, on-boarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:

SpringVerify — B2B verification platform

EngageWith — employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company culture

Trivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-building

SpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, and

SpringRecruit — a forever-free applicant tracking system.


Springworks prides itself on being an organisation focused on employee well-being and workplace culture, leading to a 4.8 rating on Glassdoor for the 200+ employee strength company.

Episode Transcript

John Carter
Tech Vlogger & YouTuber

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