Thoughts on technology and innovation
Sig VanDamme, Founder
My 13 year old son plays on a hockey team that does a postgame exercise called Windows and Mirrors.
After a win each player is asked what his window for the game is. He identifies another player on the team that helped them to win. Some examples:
After a loss each player is asked what his mirror for the game is. He identifies what he personally could have done better. Some examples:
The coach's son played professional hockey within the Pittsburgh Penguins organization and they used this exercise. The coach told me that his son considered it an honor to be mentioned in another player’s window and would call him whenever it happened.
At NimbleUser one of our core values is to 'Be Humble'. This is deep on many levels including:
If we succeed it is a team effort. If we fail each of us likely had a hand in it.
The team will be much more innovative and successful if every member of a team has this recognition of the importance of humility.
Try Windows and Mirrors to Ignite Innovation!
So... after your next project - try Windows and Mirrors to foster a culture of humility and innovation within your organization. Leave me a comment as to how it went.