Designing Ways to Make Work More Human

My misssion is to make work, work for everyone and for the good of humankind. In the context of designing products and services that mission turns up as grounding all design work in the needs of people in society above all else.

I’m the co-founder of BetterWork, SiGNL and The GoodWork Society and a fellow at The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (UK). I’m a part-time lecturer at a leading business school in South Africa, the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

BetterWork is a work design company which embeds as thinking partners in teams. BetterWork works through custom strategy processes and designs tools which help teams to define their strategy, live that strategy everyday, accelerate team-work or help teams to realise their investment in learning and development.

SiGNL is a creative technology company which explores ways technology can help people to live better. SiGNL does this as an R&D partner to firms looking to explore emerging technologies like voice and conversational interfaces, data physicalization and smart devices.

The GoodWork Society is a guild of designers which looks at ways to prompt organisations in South Africa to create opportunities for employees to do dignified good work. The GWS explores ways organisations can become contributing members of society in public lectures, debate and research.

The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) is a London based, British organisation committed to finding practical solutions to social challenges which was founded in 1754 by William Shipley.