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Service Design and Delivery : How Design Thinking Can Innovate Business and Add Value to Society

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Service Design and Delivery has been broadly discussed and explored by various players, including the practitioners who deliver services, scholarly professionals who evaluate it, and laymen who are the recipients of service. In this book, we will examine two specific approaches to this task: Design Thinking and Societal Consideration. In other words, we will look at Service Design and Delivery from the innovator's viewpoint as well as from the viewpoint of the social entrepreneur. Why do we need these approaches? First, the demands of competitive global markets require innovative approaches to the design and delivery of services. Having a great product while providing one's customers with simply adequate service is not enough; their service needs must be met in an exciting and unforgettable way. Second, the complexities of modern society are such that both producers and consumers of goods and services are expected to care not only about their quality but about the value they represent to our society. Consequently, it is important to design services not only for profit maximization but also for social value. Innovation is not a static thing; it evolves dynamically; and every innovation needs to start from new place. Our society is also changing in very subtle ways, and our customers today are different from our customers of yesterday. Because of this dynamism adopting a design thinking approach to organizational improvement is critical for both business and society.
Service Design and Delivery has been broadly discussed and explored by various players, including the practitioners who deliver services, scholarly professionals who evaluate it, and laymen who are the recipients of service. In this book, we will examine two specific approaches to this task: Design Thinking and Societal Consideration. In other words, we will look at Service Design and Delivery from the innovator's viewpoint as well as from the viewpoint of the social entrepreneur. Why do we need these approaches? First, the demands of competitive global markets require innovative approaches to the design and delivery of services. Having a great product while providing one's customers with simply adequate service is not enough; their service needs must be met in an exciting and unforgettable way. Second, the complexities of modern society are such that both producers and consumers of goods and services are expected to care not only about their quality but about the value they represent to our society. Consequently, it is important to design services not only for profit maximization but also for social value. Innovation is not a static thing; it evolves dynamically; and every innovation needs to start from new place. Our society is also changing in very subtle ways, and our customers today are different from our customers of yesterday. Because of this dynamism adopting a design thinking approach to organizational improvement is critical for both business and society.
Number of Pages: 88
Genre: Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Industries / Service Industries
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Business Expert Pr
Author: Toshiaki Kurokawa
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2015
TCIN: 46777329
UPC: 9781606497845
Item Number (DPCI): 247-52-1630
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