What do you get when you combine coffee, creativity and colleagues? At Zebra, you get Techspresso!
Techspresso was created by Zebra’s Enterprise Technology Office leader Tom Bianculli as a way to encourage open innovation and discussion amongst our employees.
Each laid back, informal gathering allows colleagues to come together to share ideas and meet other Zebras that they may not normally meet in their day-to-day jobs.
Techspresso is intentionally left open-ended, to help foster discussion on things that don’t usually get discussed in the office hallways. Add in a little fun and sugar, and the brainstorming on how to collaborate and work better together begins.
The first Techspresso featured Pi Day and Albert Einstein’s birthday, with over 100 Zebras enjoying conversation over coffee and different kinds of pie. Discussion focused on Zebra’s new combined capabilities and how we can all work together as One Zebra to provide best-in-class products and solutions to our customers.
Zebras Donna Biscuiti, Tom Bianculli, Nicole Tricoukes and Matt Kowalski at "Techspresso."
The next Techspresso is next week Monday that will feature a Star Wars theme, “May the 4th Be With You”, complete with Star Wars characters, donuts and coffee. Attendees can have their photos taken with life-size Star Wars cutouts, which will also be given away post-event.
We want to know, how does your company encourage open innovation? Leave us a comment and tell us about it!