Finally, at work behind the desk... sitting for most of the day. Meetings, skype calls, more meetings. KPIs, business cases, project alignment, mountains of emails.
Being busy? For sure.
But did people get things done? Not really.
They had meetings about why they didn’t get things done, more meetings, postponed project launches and had budgets run out. Did they really learn from their mistakes?
In 2019, some saw that change was in the air. Agile working methods started to emerge and companies began implementing self-steering teams and an honest and constructive feedback culture. Big corporations were seeking entrepreneurs to collaborate. A new generation stood up. A generation that knows how to work together, who grew up with computers and the internet. That didn’t like to be told what to do but collaborated in order to be successful.
Some even said that the Collaboration Revolution might have been bigger than the Industrial Revolution, but that could also be fake news. Globally people were brought together and working as high functioning teams. Cutting edge technology combined with fresh tools slowly started pushing the old method to the side. Going to work was no longer solely about money, but passion, creativity and ownership took the forefront. Employees became partners and partners became friends.
In this moment of change, Lab Rooms took root. It was then, Martijn Boomsma and Femke Storm realised they could be part of the change. Even give it a direction.
Now, in 2037, you all know Lab Rooms as the global platform for bringing experts together. The platform that changed the phrase “pressure cooker” into “pleasure cooker”. The platform that gave teams and experts ownership of their ideas. The platform that unleashed hidden passions and talents. The platform that introduced the biggest positive festival world wide: Design Your Life. And the the platform that helped many startups and ideas to come to life.
But it all started 18 years ago, with an idea, some talented experts and someone who said: “let’s start NOW”.
Curious about what Lab Rooms is and what we can do with your ideas? Contact us here to setup a meeting to drink sparkling water or wine… with both we are fine.
Femke & Martijn