Enterprise Designers face a difficult task. Understanding what needs to change and designing those changes is difficult enough. Getting the enterprise to collaborate with you, adopt your designs and implement them in the way you intended is often even harder. You need to get people to trust you, to value your work and your advice and to get as enthusiastic about your ideas and designs as you are yourself. Just delivering great designs is not enough; only through the power of influence will those great designs have a chance to have the impact you desire.
The patterns in this section outline major steps to establish and grow your influence and impact as an Enterprise Designer. This is a continuous process that takes time and constant attention.
These patterns will show you: – The importance of having a personal enterprise vision; – How to build coalitions and get executive buy-in; – How to clarify and align the enterprise vision into a compelling shared vision for all co-creators; – How to set up a safe negotiation space where co-creators feel comfortable to exchange ideas and collaborate; – The importance of clear ownership and enterprise-wide alignment of change initiatives; – When to decide to leave.
I am a practitioner, coach and writer with a deep compassion for the human condition and a burning desire to help people live better lives, do better work and create a more sustainable and socially connected society in the process. I have a uniquely pragmatic approach to these challenges. I break complex concepts down into simple, compelling and powerful stories, frameworks and models. My keynotes and workshops give people practical tools and ways to take control of their own development. And my very personal style, sprinkled with humour, anecdotes and pearls of wisdom, engage and motivate audiences to see beyond the obvious and the limited, into a future in which anything is possible. Throughout 35+ years of working with organisations all over the planet I have helped individuals and organisations with maturing their awareness and mastery of their individual and collective emotional abilities; creating more inspiring and sustainable approaches to leadership and team development; and taking responsibility for the future evolution of their organisational cultures. I have authored and co-authored books on Machine Translation, Personal Development and Enterprise Design.
Wolfgang Goebl is the founder and President of the Intersection Group and an Enterprise Design Coach and IT Enterprise Architect at Austrian Power Grid. He is one of the authors of the book “Enterprise Design Patterns” and the EDGY language for collaborative Enterprise Design (www.enterprise.design).
Watch Bard & Wolfgang presenting our Enterprise Design Impact Patterns