Mie especially draws on her education when reframing problems. She has learned that asking the right question can make all the difference in defining the problem. The people at Copenhagen Living Lab try to frame a slice of life, partly through research design as well as field studies.
Next up was Bethina Louise Røge, co-founder of Theatre-in-Business. She started off by linking her own interest to those of Suitable for Business: breaking down the barriers between business and academia.
Bethina has a degree in theatre studies. Realising early on that there is very limited number of jobs to be had within this field, she started exploring alternatives. She realised that there is a mismatch between the worlds of academia and business, explaining that the humanities and social sciences focus on a human-centric approach with people in the front. Business life is mostly fast-paced with no time to talk and no time to reflect. Nonetheless, businesses need to put the customer first.
How do you improve something? By making it faster? By making it better? There was a need for something like Theatre-in-Business, which aims taking a larger, more qualitative approach by framing processes during which transformation can be born. As theatre majors, Bethina and her colleagues are able to create and facilitate this transformational environment.
Both Mie and Bethina agree that there are distinct advantages to having established one’s own business; it allows for a freedom in affecting one’s own work as well as the ability to contribute to quick changes.
Both have relied on the skills honed during year of studying humanities and neither would have been without it.