Just Do It! Pattern

Hope you have read the Fearless Change by Linda Rising. In not, Just Do It!

Well, Just Do It! it’s one of the patterns Linda described to introduce new ideas to the organizations. This is a short story how to use it.

Once I coach an organisation. I was mostly focused on the work with management board, my friend coaches the developers.

The have also group UX Specialists who work together in one room. They serve many projects and customers and were really frustrated about their WIP, relationship to the other teams and to the whole organization as well.

We met in the kitchen and I was told how they work and what kind of stuff they deal with. We almost set meeting for the workshop following week, but…STOP! Let’s do something NOW!

They asked themselves just two questions:

  • What we offer our clients (business clients, other teams, organization)?
  • What we require from our clients (as above)?

Pretty hug questions, huh? Because of lack of empty space we wrote all that on the window.

And that’s all. It was 15-minutes long Just Do It! Pattern case. Leaving the room I said casually: Listen guys, you might think about this window. I would back following week.

Next visit in the UX room were really surprising. The cover all isses with possible can-do solutions.

Starting from that point we ware able to do some deeper analysis of their current situation.

Again, we did a one week break to re-thing all that. So, I was really touched when I saw this:

They take matters into their own hands. They start to visualize the workflow, to track distractors and WIP, they founded standards of UX-craftsman in the organization. But remember were they start – at the window.

Well, big changes are really difficult, but teeny-tiny changes are quite easy. So, Just Do It!