Opinion

Backroom Decisions Are Failing Us— What We Can Do

Collaborative Design replaces bilateral, single-issue negotiation with interdisciplinary groups, including multilateral stakeholder conversations that consider the issue from a systemic perspective. Click here to read more.

— Tyl van Toorn

Opinion

What is Co-Design?

Explaining Co-Design isn’t easy. It’s one of those things, like going to a concert, conquering a mountain peak or taking part in an exhilarating sport, that has a quality which is lost when put into words. Yet the experience is often profound and can have long-lasting and transformative impacts on the individuals and systems involved. Click here to read more.

— Charlie Ursell

Opinion

The Right Network at the Right Time

Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a method for mapping the interactions between people. It can make the “invisible visible” by revealing the tangled web of relationships within a system. Who goes to whom for advice, or information, or to riff on new ideas? SNA is used to capture this information and extract data that can be used to generate new insights or drive decision-making. Click here to read more.

— Adam Shaw

Opinion

Why you should engage outside of your usual environment—be it in the office or on a surfboard

The Financial Post interviewed Tyl van Toorn at our Toronto office.

— The Financial Post, June 19, 2019

Opinion

Why Your Organization Needs More “Astronauts”

Current best practices in education and skills development often fail because we focus on teaching people how to do their job, rather than enabling them to confidently solve tomorrow’s problems. Instead of teaching information or training specific skills, we should be creating environments where people can learn how to learn. Click here to read more.

— Tyl van Toorn