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Five dysfunctions of ‘democratised’ research. Part 3 – Research as a weapon

This is the third in a series of posts examining some of the most common and most problematic problems we need to consider when looking to scale research in organisations. You can start with the first post in this series here. Here are five common dysfunctions that we are contending with. Teams are incentivised to move… Continue reading Five dysfunctions of ‘democratised’ research. Part 3 – Research as a weapon

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Five dysfunctions of ‘democratised’ research. Part 2 – Researching in our silos leads to false positives

This is the second in a series of posts examining some of the systemic problems that organisations tend to rub up against as they seek to ‘scale’ research activity in their organisation. We are looking particularly at ‘dysfunctions’ that can result in at best, ineffective work and at worst, misleading and risky outcomes. You can… Continue reading Five dysfunctions of ‘democratised’ research. Part 2 – Researching in our silos leads to false positives

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Five dysfunctions of ‘democratised’ research. Part 1 – Speed trumps validity

The good news is that more and more organisations are embracing research in product teams. Whether it is product managers doing customer interviews or designers doing usability tests, and everything in between – it is now fairly simple to come up with a compelling argument that research is a thing we should probably be doing.… Continue reading Five dysfunctions of ‘democratised’ research. Part 1 – Speed trumps validity