Design thinking works to efficiently solve the problems impeding your strategic goals.

As a lean business consultant, Leslie Barker approaches design thinking as a process of exploration. When a challenge occurs, examine it from multiple angles. In some cases, the process isn’t just about finding answers but coming up with better questions. Band-aid solutions rarely work in business—you have to get to the root of the problem.

Smarter Problem Solving

By leveraging methods like Kaizen and Six Sigma, lean business consultant Leslie Barker guides organizations through the three most important aspects of design thinking:

Many of the answers implemented by businesses fail because they do not address underlying issues. Causes are assumed. In design thinking, testing hypotheses and assumptions are part of the process. By determining the root cause of a problem, it’s possible to come up with multiple solutions and then determine which best fits your needs, accounting for specifics like software requirements, team capacity, learning curve, etc.

Improving Products & Processes

As a lean business consultant, Leslie leverages her experience, drilling down into the details to frame problems that are unknown or poorly understood. Once a problem is defined, it’s possible to come up with actionable, scalable solutions that can dramatically improve outputs and processes. Ready to learn more?

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