‘Innovation’ is no longer a catch phrase, it has quickly transitioned from a ‘good to have’ to a ‘must have’. More and more businesses are investing time, effort and money to come up with innovative practices and products.
3M, the $30 bn American conglomerate, has been a leader in innovation, from its humble beginnings in mining to its current portfolio of 55,000 + products spanning a plethora of applications ranging from building solutions and electronics to healthcare and car care products.
3M recently hosted an innovation conclave in its Bangalore offices. Some of the brightest from 3M, Bosch, Titan, SAP and Café Coffee Day brainstormed and discussed innovative practices over a 2 day period. QuizWorks joined the conclave with a customized innovation themed quiz contest designed for the attendees.
Our idea was to challenge the bright minds, build teamwork and impart learning through a fun and engaging approach. We were thrilled to see the tremendous energy levels and active participation from the attendees, not so typical of a session post lunch! The competitive spirit notwithstanding, the event had its share of jovial banter!
Sharing a couple of questions from the event, you can post your answers in the comments section.
- During World War II, when rice was in short supply, MTR experimented in making idli using semolina and created this famous dish.
What did they invent?
- In 1945, Percy Spencer, an American engineer, was working on an active radar set and he noticed that a chocolate bar kept in his pocket started to melt.
What did he invent thus, often credited as an accidental discovery to him?
Check what Shreeraj, Manager – Learning & OD at 3M India, had to say about the event:-