Purpose & Vision

Dynamic4 2024 Strategy

Dynamic4 2024 Strategy

Dynamic4’s strategy exists within the context of our purpose, vision, and theory of change – it describe our theory on where we’ll play, how we’ll win, what we need to win. For us, winning doesn’t mean competing with or beating others. We’re here to collaborate and win together.

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Text: What's your purpose... your driving why?

Your Purpose

Clarity of purpose makes decisions easier. It gives us a clear filter to assess and prioritise options. Let’s explore this at a personal and organisational level.

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SydDT #97: Designer: Lost & Found with Nirish Shakya

SydDT #97: Designer: Lost & Found with Nirish Shakya

Nirish Shakya visited from London
and shared some of what he’s learnt from interviewing 50+ designers, leaders, and changemakers about self-awareness, creative confidence, and meaning on his Design Feeling podcast… and a lot of reflections on his own journey and practice at Sydney Design Thinking #97.

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SydDT #86: World Interaction Design Day 2023: Ethics, Equity, +Responsibility

SydDT #86: World Interaction Design Day 2023: Ethics, Equity, +Responsibility

Happy World Interaction Design Day! The theme this year is Ethics, Equity, +Responsibility. Another Sydney Design Thinking in collaboration with IxDA Sydney. I got to talk about one of my favourite things: Regenerative Design & Innovation… for Happier Communities. How do we design for regeneration, be financially successful, and increase our wellbeing while we do it?

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View of earth from space with sunset over Australia. Text: Happy Earth Day 2023. Invest In Our Planet

Earth Day 2023. Invest In Our Planet

Earth Day 2023. Invest In Our Planet. We all have need to do our part… governments, institutions, businesses, and citizens. Everyone accounted for, everyone accountable. #BusinessForClimateJustice

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SydDT #77: Designing for Inclusion

SydDT #77: Designing for Inclusion

A great to start to 2023 with Sydney Design Thinking #77. Kate Linton shared insights designing for increased inclusivity and accessibility with Thoughtworks’ new brand identity. Agnes Abelsen had a fireside chat with Ben Pecotich and shared her lessons starting Travengers to help young people who are neurodivergent connect through travel experiences and social events.

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SECNA Meetup #3: Demystifying Business for Good

SECNA Meetup #3: Demystifying Business for Good

Plenty of great energy and conversation in the room as we explored the theme of demystifying business for good – in collaboration with our friends at B Corp and Fair Trade Association of ANZ – for NSW Small Business Month at SECNA Meetup #3.

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SydDT #74: Design Thinking in Social Enterprise Startups

SydDT #74: Design Thinking in Social Enterprise Startups

Naomi Tarszisz (Founder & CEO of rePlated), Andrew Akib (Co-founder & CEO of Maslow), and Frances Atkins (Co-founder & Director of givvable) shared a bit about their social enterprise startup journeys with key insights and lessons at Sydney Design Thinking #74.

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SydDT #71: Plastic Free July

SydDT #71: Plastic Free July

Nimmity Zappert from All of the Good Things and Elizabeth McClean from DJAMU shared their social enterprise startup journeys focused on reducing plastic waste and helping create great outcomes for people and communities at Sydney Design Thinking #71.

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People First. Dynamic4: The 20th Year

People First. Dynamic4: The 20th Year

When I wrote out Dynamic4’s values over a decade ago – which I frame as our guiding principles – People First was number one. This is the driving principle and core approach to everything we do.

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Purpose & Happiness. Dynamic4: The 20th Year

Purpose & Happiness. Dynamic4: The 20th Year

Purpose and happiness. A couple of simple words that seem to have taken on the burden of so many connotations… At Dynamic4, the core of our purpose is to help create the conditions for happier people and communities. I guess I better explain myself.

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Market Signals for More Ethical & Sustainable Business

Market Signals for More Ethical & Sustainable Business

I often talk about what running a good business means now. Operating ethically and sustainably is the minimum baseline and increasingly the expectation is that businesses include a clear social and environmental purpose – and ideally embed impact in their business model. Why?

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