Rebels with a Cause

When? Wednesday, October 4th at 19:00 (Important note: this time we meet on Wednesday, not Monday)
Where? Futurice GmbH, Implerstraße 7, 81371 München Map

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As designers, change is part of our DNA. And bringing change to companies is part of what many of us do on a daily basis. But change isn’t appreciated by everybody and every time. Questioning the status quo creates resistance, but questioning you must. So, let’s talk about how to be provocative without being lynched.

Come join other Rebels with a Cause in this IxDA event at the Futurice office Munich. Get inspired by a talk from Johannes Stock, Principal Designer. And share and discuss your stories with like-minded people.

What is the talk about?

In this talk, I invite change agents of all sorts to take a position as benevolent rebels. To be effective, we need to dance on the fine edge between colluding with team members or clients and alienating them through our interventions. How can we solve this dilemma?

Drawing from my work experience with companies like BMW, Spreadshirt, Porsche and Deutsche Telekom, I introduce concepts and tools that help us wear the rebels hat without being thrown under a bus.

Understanding the power structure within the system helps us to identify chances and limits of our influence. Trust building activities help us to form strong, much-needed coalitions. Curiosity and humility let us tap into the power of listening without judging. And nurturing a growth mindset of constant learning helps us to deal with inevitable setbacks constructively. This talk is not a case study. It is an encouragement for rebels with a cause.


About the speaker

Johannes has 10 years of design experience with brands such as Porsche, Deutsche Telekom, eBay, ThyssenKrupp, Hugo Boss, and Vodafone. Johannes uses design as a business tool to help organizations bridge the gap between strategy and execution. He combines methods from design and systems thinking with appreciative consultancy and organizational design to achieve results.
In his role as principal designer, Johannes helps to shape and foster the design culture within Futurice. Bringing positive change to internal teams and clients alike.


We would like to thank Futurice for supporting the local IxD community! Drinks and snacks will be provided.

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