(Photo L to R: Michael Phillips of Jamestown, David Manfredi of Elkus Manfredi and Matt O’Toole of Reebok)
Innovation serves as the foundation for aspiration, desire and drive in a work place.
During the opening key note at Bisnow’s State of the Seaport conference, David Manfredi founding principal of Elkus Manfredi, Michael Philips president of Jamestown and Matthew O’Toole president of Reebok discussed innovation in Boston’s Seaport District highlighting an overarching theme throughout their discussion: innovation encourages collaboration.
This certainly aligns with Nickerson’s mission in creating an innovative workplace that supports teamwork and creativity. Businesses understand that in order to see success, you must have an innovative and meaningful place for your employees that promotes inspiration.
Here at Nickerson we implement innovation by using creativity to enhance our performance to ensure we are delivering the best work not only on the materials we create for our clients, but in how we show up both internally and externally.
It’s interesting how interactions occur today compared to how they occurred a few years ago. Professionals now a days are hyper connected through technology and connect less with people in-person. Most millennials prefer texting or emailing and lack true communication skills, such as looking someone in the eye and one-on-one in-person conversations. One solution to this issue, is to create innovative work places that bring together employees and encourages interaction.
We create a unique environment for our team at Nickerson by incorporating an innovative culture that encourages team members to lead, develop and nurture out-of-the-box thinking.
Matt O’Toole stated an interesting point “as we think about the workplace of the future, there is a high desire to create community.” One of the key aspects of innovation is bringing people together, when you create an encouraging, collaborative environment, you invite people to work together, engage and interact, which results in a strong desire and drive for forward momentum and success.
As the panel discussion came to an end, this conclusion was clearly stated, the Seaport District offers many opportunities for business to maximize on innovation and collaboration. For example, place like the Innovation Design Building, developed by Jamestown, reinvents traditional offices creating innovative and interactive communities on each floor of the building. There is so much to gain through unplanned in-person interactions and collaborations with your industry peers.