Class -Workplace Innovation, Instructor Todd Perrault
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI
Blog Post #8 Rocking and Rolling and Cutting?
Team Innovation Tigers Class Room Progress
The Innovation class internet tools provide a great opportunity to see how they can impact business effectiveness through time savings, traveling costs and project efficiency. I enjoy the blogging exercises because it allows for me to explore the world of innovative gadgets and inventions which have always been a passion of mine. The idea that an object of human creation can impact the world both positively and negatively has piqued my curiosity. Even though many share my fascination, there is a wide range of interests. By watching the page reviews, I track the amount of traffic per article content. It changes with topic and time of day, and even the day of advertisement on my social network pages. It makes me wonder if there are certain times that everyone is on the internet. That not only affects blog traffic but affects the ability to impact efficient usage on net based tools.
One of the reasons I was happy that our team picked the Verge project was it seemed that it would be simple to complete before the end of the semester. What a learning experience! None of us had printing or label making experience. To progress through the processes of innovation, it became apparent to learn about the business of printing and label making. What seemed simple was not. I recently found that not all printers cut shapes. It requires a special process that is expensive and, if required, can only be done economically in larger quantities. This drives our prices, profitability and marketability. This becomes a new hurdle for us to clear as we continue down the home stretch.