Times change, and so do we! Is it all forced upon us, or can we set and follow our own plan? In the end, this question makes all the difference. Simply responding to a situation will rarely result in an outcome that is truly satisfying. So it’s better to follow a plan and set a goal yourself than to have someone else set it for you. Nowadays, people everywhere call the process of getting from where we are to where we want to be "change". Change Management takes control of and organises the important steps involved in change. That is a good reason for us to think about this topic a bit – a topic that has left no corner of our working world untouched.
The star designer and founder of frog design, Hartmut Esslinger, has been handling this issue from a creative point of view with great success for years. "Change is fun", he tells Désirée Schellerer in an interview. He never tires of new ideas and is always thrilled to discover examples of clever design. Most recently he put this enthusiasm to use as the guest curator of the exhibition "Made4you. Design for Change", which can be seen at the MAK in Vienna until 7 October 2012. Our book tip is on the same subject.
On that note, we offer some inspirational reading material in this issue for what we hope will be a wonderful start to your summer!
Your Office.Info Editorial Team