Transforming organizations – Linking Design Practices to Managing Organizational Capabilities
Lauri SAVIRANTA and Eero M. ELORANTA
Today’s business is challenged by the constant change of technologies,
markets and user preferences. This dynamicity forces modern organizations
to constantly affect and adapt to the environment. Both management and
design literature have explored the potential of design practices in addressing
organizational change. However, the streams still hold in their respective
traditions and fall short in convincing design’s capacity. To contribute to this
research gap we explore the intersection of design practices and
organizational capabilities as an avenue to link the literature streams.
Focusing on collaborative activities in the organizations we find five
propositions for future research in the intersection of the domains. The
motivation of this paper is to encourage design scholars to publish in
management outlets in order to justify design practices’ promise as a driver
of organizational change.
PUBLISHED: Proceedings from the The 19th DMI: Academic Design Management Conference, 2014
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