At Buzz, we believe that innovation is the key to progress. To fuel our team’s creative spirit and encourage out-of-the-box thinking, we have established a special tradition, an entire day, twice a year, dedicated to innovation and collaboration. This day provides us with a unique opportunity to address challenges, explore new technologies, and strengthen team bonds. In this blog, we will take you on a journey through Buzz’s Innovation Day, highlighting its purpose, projects, and the positive impact it has on our team and ultimately our clients.
Every six months, our talented team sets aside a day to break away from their regular tasks and embrace innovation. This dedicated day serves multiple purposes. Firstly, it allows us to address pain points and challenges we encounter in our day-to-day development process. By identifying these pain points, we can propose and define innovative projects that aim to find creative solutions.
Secondly, Innovation Day provides an excellent opportunity to explore new frameworks, languages, and technologies. We understand the importance of staying at the forefront of technological advancements and continuously expanding our knowledge base. By delving into exciting opportunities, we keep our skills sharp and remain adaptable to evolving industry trends.
Before we dive into Innovation Day itself, let’s start with our bi-weekly Tech Meetings. In the run up to the big day, these meetings serve as a platform where the team come together to pitch their project ideas and form teams based on their interests. This approach ensures that we hit the ground running and remain focused from the outset on the day. This diversity of ideas and expertise creates a dynamic environment where individuals can contribute their unique skills and perspectives. The projects range from addressing internal process improvements to experimenting with cutting-edge technologies.
Collaboration is a key component of our Innovation Day. Team members actively collaborate throughout the day, sharing knowledge, brainstorming ideas, and offering support to one another. This collaborative atmosphere fosters a sense of camaraderie and strengthens team bonds, ultimately enhancing our overall productivity and cohesiveness.
Of course, what would an Innovation Day be without copious amounts of Pizza? As we gather around to enjoy a slice or six, we not only satisfy our hunger but also create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere that encourages open conversation, reflection on the days progress and sharing of new ideas.
Buzz’s Innovation Day has had a profound impact on our team and the work we do for our clients. By dedicating an entire day to innovation, we have successfully implemented numerous process improvements, streamlined workflows, and developed new tools that enhance our efficiency and effectiveness. Ultimately, this precious time we invest in for ourselves benefits our clients too.
At the end of Innovation Day, we come together for a special round-up session. During this session, team members share their highs and lows, reflecting on what they worked on throughout the day. This open and honest discussion allows us to celebrate successes, learn from challenges, and gain valuable insights for future endeavours. By embracing both the achievements and the struggles, we are creating a culture of continuous learning and improvement.
Innovation Day serves as a reminder that investing in innovation is investing in the future success of our team and our organisation as a whole.