Resilience in DesignOps

Resilience in DesignOps

According to Susan Kobasa, a psychologist, there are three essential points in resilience training:
Challenges,
Commitment,
Personal Control.
As ops people the topic of resilience is extremely important. Being resilient is not easy. Being resilient is rewarding.

Hire the best talents

Hire the best talents

Our interviewing process is not short. But it helps us to find the best match.
We believe finding a job is a match. We need time to find the candidates who match our vision and beliefs. Candidates need time to decide if we are the right design group for them in their current career stage.
Matching is hard. It takes time and planning.

Year 2021 Reading Recap

Year 2021 Reading Recap

The year 2021 has been a challenging year for many people. Many people, including myself, had high hope that by 2021, our lives would be back to “normal”. Yet, we find the new norm is quite different from the “normal” we once knew. And the new normal looks very different for each individual. But, on the bright side, we learned that we are resilient. 

Two sides of the same coin

Two sides of the same coin

Recently I posted a question on LinkedIn to the design community: What is the strategy to achieve left, while the organizational structure is like the right. The question generated over twenty-two thousand views, and more importantly, it generated an excellent discussion.  My intention for posting the question is not for the answers, but to do a pulse check. The debate […]

The State of DesignOps

The State of DesignOps

Coming off the DesignOps Summit always fills me with excitement for a brighter future for design. Having been facilitating and participating in the DesignOps summit for the past few years, seeing more and more people getting into the designops fills me with joy. 
There is no other field I’d rather be in, and there is no other work I’d rather be doing at this moment.

Teach and Learn

Teach and Learn

According to a research blog published by Maryville University, “Importance of Training and Development for Employees” there are several significant benefits of employee training and development:
-Enhance employee performance
-Boost employee productivity
-Help with reducing employee turnover
-Assist with improving company culture

Team Culture

Team Culture

Culture vs. cult. Three letters make all the differences. When we evaluate candidates during the hiring process, there is very often a call for “Culture fit”. Unfortunately, a “culture fit” can quickly allow the “similar-to-me bias” to creep into the process.
Having a team culture doesn’t lead to employee happiness. However, having a team culture that is inclusive, diverse, and open is the foundation of employee happiness.

Flexibility

Flexibility

Where do people work, when do people work, and how people work, making all the difference in the outcome. If COVID shelter in place taught us anything, that we learn people have different preferences. Situation changes, people’s preference changes with it. What makes a happy team is providing flexibility accordingly.  Where do people work Recently, I came across an article […]