Episode #67 – Leveraging the Designer’s Mindset : Katherine Porter

Today’s guest is Katherine Porter, practicing attorney and certified life coach. Teresa McQueen talks with Katherine about the designer’s mindset, what it is and how it can improve your workplace for employers and employees.

Dealing with resistance on a new idea in the workplace? Katherine says that with the designer’s mindset, “you don’t hide from them, you bring them into the process.”

Katherine discusses the different Designer’s Mindset:

  • Bias to Action
  • Empathy
  • Radical Collaboration
  • Embrace ambiguity
  • Failure Immunity
  • Iterate and Experiment

Designers are focusing on the human value and keep all the humans that are interacting with the design in mind – that could be employees, customers, managers, executives, any stakeholders.


Episode Timeline

00:06Introduction and Disclaimer 01:32What is the Designer Mindset? 16:51Break and Public Service Announcement 18:03Employee and Employer Perspectives 32:30Teresa’s Closing Remarks
Hosted by

Teresa McQueen, Esq.
Founder, Host and Executive Producer
Teresa is a skilled trial attorney (a recovering litigator!), Corporate Counsel for Western Growers Family of Companies, a published author and frequent speaker on a wide range of topics including harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. She is a Certified Business Etiquette Trainer and hosts the Workplace Perspective podcast to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer/employee relationships.*

*The views expressed by Teresa McQueen are her own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Western Growers Family of Companies, its officers, directors, board members, employees, or members.

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