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Change By Design

Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires InnovationChange by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation by Tim Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Brad Milton, a church member who is an architect, gave me this book last year as the church began implementing a new governance structure. I didn't read it at the time and only recently started reading it. And like a book does every now and then, such as Jane McGonigal's Reality is Broken, it gave me incredible insight into church planning and ministry, despite not being anything directly related to church.

Brown is concerned with teaching businesses and organizations to make better use of design thinking. A key element of that is that everything is an experience, and an experience for a personal relationship. As I had begun reading this, the Faith and Leadership blog from Duke University had a bunch of posts, some from L. Gregory Jones, on design-thinking and the church. It was serendipity.

I have begun using some of the language and processes from the book. We discussed some ideas as staff meeting yesterday, and I scanned and forwarded some pages to the church council for tonight's meeting.

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