We were proud to be invited along as special guests to TechnologyOne’s company wide strategy day.
Our mission was very clear: make sure all employees begin with an open mind to get the best from the day. This was critical because the whole day was framed around developing and selling their new cloud only solution. There was no room for ingrained thinking that can hold back new opportunities and possibilities.
To get people in the right frame of mind, we kicked off the day in the way we do best- fun and eye opening group games and examples that spell out how habitual thinking takes hold and why it’s so important to realise where it holds back progress and creative opportunities.
For the remainder of the day, we all helped facilitate round table discussions. It was reassuring to hear our names mentioned often as people began to spot the traps and limitations of their existing way of thinking.
Obedience in particular, was mentioned a lot. It became clear that the rules of how the existing solution worked were not always going to fit the new solution and that everything needed questioning from fresh. A new solution needs to match customers needs in different ways. There is simply no room for assumptions on their part.
We finished the day feeling we had not only accomplished our mission but also left a lasting impression on the culture of creativity within the company. We are happy Creatures!