11/01/19 • 56 min
In this episode, we spoke with Nick Gower and Saakshi Muralidhar of Mentally Friendly. Mentally friendly is a group in Sydney that works with health, education, finance, and government to deliver wellbeing at scale. Nick is one of the founders of the business and an advisor to senior product leaders and clients, Saakshi is a senior organisational designer who started her career in product design, you’ll hear some of her journey in the episode. Both Flyn and Matt have a long history with Mentally Friendly, Matt has known the founders, Nick and Jon longer from time spent at Billy Blue College of Design back in the day and Flyn worked with them on Tractor Design School. Don’t bother googling it, it doesn’t exist more. Wah. We spoke about design and innovation, operational design, moving from task-based design to more team-based missions and ‘making good intentions real’ as Nick put it so well. We heard about Mentally Friendly’s hiring process where they look for softer skills rather than hard skills and often find applicants are better suited to roles they haven’t even thought of, which was backed up nicely by Saakshi’s story. We hope you like the episode, let us know what you think! Big thanks to Streamtime for their support. If you’re new to Streamtime use this link to get an ADR discount https://streamtime.net/adr2020 Links https://mentallyfriendly.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickgowermf https://www.linkedin.com/in/saakshi Nick Gower in episode 12 https://soundcloud.com/ausdesignradio/ep12-nick-gower-on-finding-opportunity-in-the-midst-of-chaos https://www.mentally-healthy.org The Paul Rand quote is “Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.” Flyn 0 – Paul Rand 1 https://www.logodesignlove.com/paul-rand-video --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message
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