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The Value of Your Problem Statement

  Have you ever found yourself in the midst of a project status review with your management, and your heart sinks when you realize there was a misinterpretation of the original core issue?  How about the frustration of your project getting pushed out only for other less beneficial projects to get the resources? Recall any similar wasteful issues while you were... Read More

Finding your balance: Thoughts on being a working mom

My work backpack has a mix of 3D printed parts, baby toys, post-it notes and sketches. It does a good job of summing up my life, which is a gratifying mix of engineering and motherhood. Since becoming a mom, I’ve been faced with a mountain of decisions, all centered on keeping life balanced. My dad was a surfer. When... Read More

Disher Brings Work to Life

Over the last two years author Tracy Brower - of Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work -  has been doing research about healthy work cultures that bring work to life by bringing life to work. She recently heard that Disher has been doing that for the past 15 years. She was excited to be able to... Read More

The Tough Road to Innovation Success

As the owner of our product development firm, I often get calls that go something like this, “I'm calling from Company XYZ and we have this idea for a new product and we're not sure how to get it developed. Can you help me?”  As the conversation goes on, I sense that this company thinks their idea is a... Read More

White Board Wednesday® Marathon

 Disher recently facilitated four free innovation sessions for four different start-up companies in the Ann Arbor area. These sessions  - called White Board Wednesdays® - are part of a proven Disher process which generates a high quantity of quality ideas around a given problem statement.A year and a half ago, Disher established an office presence in Ann Arbor and started... Read More

What is ‘Stewardship’ all about?

Disher’s Definition of Stewardship:Stewardship – being responsible with all the resources we have been given . . . for us and for the world around us.Stewardship comes in many forms and meanings for every individual that participates.  Here at Disher, in just the last 12 calendar months, our team has contributed more than 1,912 hours making a positive... Read More

Lifelong Learning

I didn’t always enjoy formal learning. Growing up, school was this involuntary experience that was happening to me. I wasn’t overly engaged, rarely doing homework at home and almost never studying. I absorbed enough in high school to graduate with a respectable GPA and acceptance letters to Kettering University and Purdue. Starting at Kettering in the fall of 2000,... Read More

Trusting Relationships

June Culture Characteristic: Trusting Relationships  Trust is a foundational characteristic that Disher Design and Development strives to build its relationships on. Trusting relationships in the workplace and with our customers are the building blocks of an effective partnership and Disher’s ability to make a positive difference in the lives of those we come in contact with. These relationships are... Read More

Story of a Part

Over 70 students from the area attended a Michigan SmartCoast event hosted at OMT Veyhl and sponsored by Consumers Credit Union. Disher Design and Lakeshore Advantage also helped support the event. “The Story of a Part” highlighted the interesting steps a part follows from idea to production. OMT-Veyhl and Disher Design collaborated to design a real part for... Read More

Michigan SmartCoast Engineering Event

Disher is Co-Hosting a FREE Event "The Story of a Part" Disher is partnering with Lakeshore Advantage and OMT-Veyhl to host a fun, free engineering event for students. Are you curious about engineering? Want to learn about what engineers do on a day-to-day basis? Interested in exploring an engineering career in West Michigan? Join us for a fun, FREE engineering event for students... Read More