Innovation Corner – Flipboard

What’s the Innovation Corner?

Every month, the Global team gets together for staff meeting. During the meeting, we discuss a variety of topics from our diverse organization. One object on the agenda is “The Innovation Corner”.

Innovation is one of our eight core values at Global, values we strive to live every day. It’s one thing to say “innovation is a corporate value of ours,” but it’s another to live it.

We are always keeping our sharp eyes on the lookout; finding creative ways to fit pieces together. In order to “fit pieces together,” we need to do things more efficiently and, if possible, with the use of new tools.

The Innovation Corner is a brief (5 min.) section of the agenda dedicated to the introduction of a story, a tool, a concept, or anything else that might spur on innovation within our team.  Anyone can lay claim to the Innovation Corner in upcoming meetings, and thereby use it to share an innovative find they have come across.

“This effort has already brought forward tools that have been put to immediate use in our business operations.  In seeing how these insights have made a difference for us, we’ve decided to take time out and share them with a broader audience.” – Global Vice President

Flipboard

During our June staff meeting we profiled an app called Flipboard.

In a nutshell, Flipboard is a mobile app (works on iOS and Android devices) that allows you to create your own “social magazine” from various sources.

Start by downloading the app for iOS or Android. Then start putting together your customized social magazine.

You can add your own social media feeds or search for endless content from other websites and blogs (including this one!).

flipboard

Screenshot of Global’s “Flipboard Homescreen.”


If you would like your social media accounts and your news all in one place, then this app is for you. 

Currently we have setup a “Global” Flipboard account. We have added some of our social networks such as Facebook and Twitter as well as a few magazine we subscribe too. Now our staff can access all this material in one easy to read format.

To learn more have a look at the Prezi we created to show the app to our staff: http://prezi.com/yjeu7t1ywu7i/flipboard/

Stay tuned for future updates from the Innovative Corner!

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