It’s amazing how innovation just happens naturally when you’re inspired, motivated and challenged by the work you do and the people you work with. When we’re free to think creatively, we accomplish things we once thought were impossible and realize that sometimes “impossible” simply means not yet having found a solution.
Our recent Canadian Innovation Challenge received entries from people across the firm, outlining a variety of innovations that were incremental and/or radical. The spirit of competition was rampant, creating an exciting environment where people were coming up with ideas that actually had real, perceptible benefit. For example, one submission from the TPSRM (Enhancing Third Party Sourcing Risk Management) team has been selected for discussion at the 2015 Global Innovation Conference in Milan, Italy. Our winning submissions – a free resource hub for startups (from Jesse Albiston) and a better way for clients to monitor and control software licenses (Laura Brown and Caroline Ngeno) – are being implemented as soon as possible. We will roll out other ideas we loved within the next few months. The innovation spirit of our people is allowing our firm to truly thrive and grow – because “impossible” isn’t a word in our vocabulary.