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Applying Design Thinking to HR and Talent Management
Design thinking is a popular business model that has built a considerable following over the years, through its usefulness in a wide range of industries and use cases. More recently, HR professionals have been taking notice of the benefits it can bring to their organisations, in areas such as recruiting and developing talent. But why exactly has it become so popular?
As a HR Solutions Designer at the John Lewis Partnership – a new role in our organisation – I’m one of a small group who have begun to weave Design Thinking into our work. Our intention? To develop more useful and more relevant HR content, improve ways of working and to make sure our colleagues get the most out of their work. In this article, I want to explore what Design Thinking is and how we can use it to our advantage. I also want to consider if it can provide real, long-term opportunity for the growth and development of many other organisations, or if it may be just another concept in a long-line of trendsetting, but interchangeable, business models. Read more…