Detroit

Design Thinking Makes It Safe for Employees

Design Thinking Makes It Safe for Employees

I was fortunate enough to help out on the first hr.hackathon in Detroit, an idea launched by Nicole Dessain of talent.imperative.

Christina Chateauvert and other volunteers believed in the idea enough to take it to Detroit with the first topic being, “How might we collaborate with employees to co-create an improved employee experience?”

What was the top idea from my breakout group in the hr.hackathon? Making it safe for employees, of course. Not “safe” as in body harm but “safe” as in psychological safety. Being able to give direct feedback. Being able to say what you think without fear or repercussions. Eliminating this fear and building trust.

Meet Detroit's HR.Hackathon Host: Christina Chateauvert

Meet Detroit's HR.Hackathon Host: Christina Chateauvert

Who are you and what do you do in your “day job”?

Inspired by the quote, “she designed a life she loved,” I’ve created my life as a design thinker, educator, and creativity whisperer. My personal mission and passion is to educate others in using human-centered design to discover solutions to their business challenges and adopt design thinking mindsets in their leadership styles. I am fortunate that I get to accomplish this in several ways: