Moving from products to services: Supporting strategic thinking through design workshops

Olivia Thomassen Harre, Luca Simeone, Lene Nielsen

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Transitioning a company from product-centricity to a new service-centred offering requires substantial changes, which can have deep implications for the company’s processes, structure, and technology. Strategic thinking can help managers and employees to plan and cope with change. Our paper offers empirical insight into how a Danish IT company that is transitioning to being service-centric hosted and facilitated a set of design workshops to foster strategic thinking across the organization. Such design workshops were structured to invite participants to adopt multiple perspectives and think through different temporalities, while mediating the interaction to allow diverse perspectives to emerge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th European Academy of Design Conference : Safe harbours for design research
Place of PublicationLancaster
Publication date2021
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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