Posted on Oct 16, 2015 in Alumni News, Career/Life, and News
The second installment of the Kansas City Networking series took place Tuesday, October 13th, at Dimensional Innovations, an award-winning design, brand strategy and fabrication firm in Overland Park.
More than 40 Jayhawks, including a handful of current students, were treated to a tour of the company’s modern facility before the program. Mahesh Daas, dean of KU’s School of Architecture, Design and Planning, conducted a roundtable discussion with Dimensional Innovations’ CEO, Tucker Trotter, f ’97, and sports practice director, Justin Wood, c’93, who shared how their experiences led to their current roles and discussed the unusual structure of the company.
“It’s not a top-down leadership style,” explained Wood. “Our design teams, we’ve broken them into individual small pods. There’s not a single design director that oversees everybody, other than Tucker providing high-level leadership and guidance. The creative directors run very autonomously. We have these teams that get to build mini-businesses within themselves.”
Watch our short video below to hear more from the event. Click here to learn more about the first event in the Kansas City networking series, and stay tuned for news about future events.