Great ideas have completely reshaped our world: the wheel, the airplane, the computer, the vaccine. But what about those ideas that never get heard? Or those people with ideas who can’t bring the right people together to make it a reality? And the businesses who failed before they began, simply because their ideas never came to fruition?
“The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation.” ~Bob Iger
“To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.” ~Richard Branson
“Remember, even a mediocre idea created and presented with passion can change the world.” ~Boland T. Jones[slideshare id=40640991&doc=bringingideastolifewithtechnology-141023093426-conversion-gate01] In case you’ve missed all the amazing news over the past month, collaboration, ideation and teamwork is changing—and the technology that can make it all come together is finally here.
We all know that technology makes our modern business world work—making telecommuting a reality, powering long-distance project management, driving global team collaboration and making the most powerful devices we own—smartphones—smaller than the palm of our hands.
Yet anyone who works in today’s connected workforce knows that sometimes getting together to generate that next big idea is harder than being apart, thanks to complicated tech that makes us suffer through:
- Inaudible, impersonal conference calls;
- Endless email back-and-forth ;
- Multiple old-school apps to get one project done; and
- Firewalls that stop us from downloading web conferencing plug-ins.
With all these hassles, getting together and actually getting the business of work done is harder than ever. Or was harder than ever. Thanks to three visions coming together over the past month—PGi + TalkPoint + Central Desktop—businesses and workers finally have technology and a technology partner that works for them—not against them.