13:30 - 14:30
An effective design team requires a multitude of diverse skills, and it’s impossible for any one individual to possess them all. How do you go about putting together a team that’s balanced, powerful and can work effectively with other teams? What is the right size and mixture of junior and senior practitioners? What skills, soft and hard, do you need to design and deliver outstanding products and services that support meaningful outcomes? Hear how to assess the skills of our colleagues (as well as our own) to best shape, inspire and lead a design team that works together (and stays together). A team where more experienced practitioners thrive and more junior ones are supported, mentored and enabled to grow, and where complementarity and teamwork are the foundations of success. You will leave this talk with tips on design leadership, and how to build, motivate, grow and keep your design teams happy.