What is the Innovation Corner?
Every month, the Iridia team gets together or Skype’s in for a staff meeting. During the meeting, we discuss a variety of topics from our diverse organization. For the past 11 months we have added a new topic to the agenda – the Innovation Corner.
Innovation is one of our eight core values at Iridia, values we strive to live every day. It’s one thing to say “hey, innovation is a corporate value of ours,” but it’s another to live it.
We are always keeping our sharp eyes on the lookout; finding creative ways to fit pieces together. In order to “fit pieces together,” we need to do things more efficiently and, if possible, with the use of new tools.
“The Innovation Corner is a brief (5 min.) section of the agenda dedicated to the introduction of a story, a tool, a concept, or anything else that might spur on innovation within our team. Anyone can lay claim to the Innovation Corner in upcoming meetings, and thereby use it to share an innovative find they have come across.
This effort has already brought forward tools that have been put to immediate use in our business operations. In seeing how these insights have made a difference for us, we’ve decided to take time out and share them with a broader audience.” – Iridia President
During our last staff meeting we profiled a program called OneNote. Now this is interesting because there is probably a good chance you have seen this program before, or at least seen the icon on your computer. That’s because it’s bundled in with Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010. Unfortunately, it seems that many people still have no idea of what it is and how useful it can be.
OneNote is a great tool for collaborating on projects or taking notes at school. OneNote allows you to keep a multitude of files organized, share files with others on your network or online and continually update your “notebook” with ease – all without saving anything (it’s automatically synced).
For the best explanation of this tool check out this training video:
Stay tuned for future updates from the Innovative Corner!