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January 4, 2018

By Remco Lenstra

How do you deal with the increasing complexity of the workplace?

Business Design & Innovation

Back in the day we could estimate the scope of our daily work reasonably well. We worked in complex organizational structures, but we had relatively easy jobs. Today we are expected to be proactive, venturesome and innovative. Our organizations are becoming simpler, but our work and

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September 12, 2017

By Remco Lenstra

'Enterprise rebels', a report on the Intersection conference

Business Design & Innovation

On Sept. 7 and 8, the Intersection conference took place in Barcelona, with a theme of “enterprise design.” The focus of this fourth edition was “Enterprise rebels, or the effect of the rebelling individual,” as it related to innovation within organizations. Remco Lenstra, Academic

Expertise Opinion

April 14, 2017

By Remco Lenstra

Three reasons why you are the one holding back innovation

Business Design & Innovation

In the many conversations we at the Business Design & Innovation Expertise Center have with people from various companies, we will regularly hear people say something along the lines of: “I know that we have to apply Design Thinking, but it’s so hard to get the rest of the organization on

Expertise

March 10, 2017

By Remco Lenstra

Design Thinking Incorporated

Business Design & Innovation

"If you rewind through design history, the most thrilling periods are the ones of the greatest change, when designers interpreted shifts in science, technology, behavior and politics for the rest of us. Take the explosion of innovation during the 1920's „machine age" and the 1960's „space

November 4, 2016

By Remco Lenstra

Design Thinking and Smart Mobility: the perfect match

Business Design & Innovation

We live in an advanced world but that does not mean there is no more room for innovation. On the contrary, for many of us our frame of reference is so rigid we do not question how things are done. It is important to think out of the box to arrive at solutions to problems which, at first

September 20, 2016

By Remco Lenstra

Design Thinking for beginners

Business Design & Innovation

Antwerp Management School recently welcomed some 250 full-time master students from all over the world. During the Onboarding Days, one of the things they were introduced to is Design Thinking. This concept offers a process-based and efficient way of dealing with complexity and finding

July 14, 2016

By Remco Lenstra

Design thinking is dead, long live design thinking!

Business Design & Innovation

Design thinking, maybe you’d heard of it … I’m genuinely curious to find out what your first reaction was to this rather woolly expression. The word ‘design’ has caused many a controversy in the past – it’s still a challenge to steer any substantive conversation away from interminable

May 23, 2016

By Remco Lenstra

Watch out for these 4 pitfalls for innovation in SMEs

Business Design & Innovation

Is your SME in the doldrums? You are longing for innovation, but none of your efforts seem to lead anywhere? To bring about innovation in an SME is not exactly easy, but it is possible you are unknowingly complicating things. Maybe you have fallen prey to one of these common pitfalls.