Taking the Oxford Women’s Leadership Development Program pushed me to examine how we develop people. In the past, I have been advocating how we need to utilize people’s superpower vs. trying to focus on room for improvement. But there is nuance to this general statement. For example, I was looking at a designer on a design team. What if a […]
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.
Finding a mentor is rarely easy. However, as a person who has been in both roles, I can say it is beneficial. I’ve learned new skills, built long-lasting relationships, and expanded my professional network by being a mentor and mentee. So, whether you are a mentor or a mentee, it is worth the effort and time you put into it.
I recently came across John Cutler’s posting and thought it was interesting. There are always two sides to the coin. I enjoy how John called it out as “It really is about what people are ‘feeling’.” On this subject, Zhiyuan Zheng on our product team recently did a presentation that resonated with me. He says, look over the behavior but […]
Photo credit: gettyimage Two years into the pandemic taught me so much. More than ever before, we could use more humility, curiosity, and context. Here’s to a great 2022 I will Stay curious. Listen and learn. There is so much I know that I cannot wait to share, yet so much more I don’t know. Strive to invite different perspectives, […]
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.
When it comes to mitigate “Swoop and Poop” management style, many folks focus on how to avoid it. It is absolutely important. However, in this post, I want to focus on the aftermath. — How to deal with it when it does occur.
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 […]
What does an ideal design organization structure look like? No one has a magic solution. In this blog, I am raising the challenge for design leaders and design operation leaders to join the conversation.
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.