“My vision would be In ten years time, every department can say there was a piece of policy that was totally design-led.”
“It’s about bringing in new types of people and new types of knowledge”
Most especially at how boring they discussed this really exciting and innovative idea to better engage communities. It took all my energy for me to not drift off after the first minute of the monotone, lifeless, boring energy in delivering information as so significant as this.
Aye….but at least, the acceptance of this idea, is a huge step in the right direction.
I think the culture of policymaking though is going to have to change the perspective and value on the role of a more vibrant role that comes along with the skillsets of ‘designers’.
When I was working in this field, my biggest conflict was maintaining a strict level of professionalism (similar to those in the video) while still having to achieve maximum engagement possible of different stakeholders in communities.
While yes, other 'suit and tie’ people will have more 'respect’ for your role as a leader, the engagement of diverse people only really responds to the personality and energy of the person wearing them.
I’ve seen a lot and worked with a lot of people in the 'professional’ type fields express their desires to be able to engage a 'wider market’ and audience of people beyond their similar peer network.
Yet, refuse to embrace the needed shifts in perception of traits like 'humor, positive energy, people skills’ that is vital to achieving it. Mostly because, they are thinking about how they want to be seen respectable vs seen as genuinely wanting to connect.
Its all about actualizing the positivity in your personality that reflects your desire to advance the quality of life for the people you are serving. While of course, still utilizing actions that demonstrate your capability in delivering.