Here at Mando we love experimenting, so we set up labs to give us an ongoing space for innovation.
It’s not an actual laboratory*, but it’s a way all our employees can take time away from the immediate pressures of project delivery and play their part in exploring and shaping what happens next online.
We love technology and how it connects with people, so labs is a vital way for us to keep pace with change and use this thinking to deliver better solutions for our customers.
It’s also fun. Some of our labs projects find their way into our blog posts.
PLAY is an extension to Labs - a full day where we close the office for normal business and get away from our usual routine in the name of innovation and creativity.
It has an even more open format than the main Labs projects, allowing staff to take a risk, and learn from what works and what doesn’t.
The day also generates competitive and commercial advantage for both us and our customers by allowing everyone to explore new ideas and push creative boundaries; stimulating wider thinking and ways of working that improve the way we do things.
We also learn more about the people we work with, improving teamwork and communication. And we may discover new things that we’re great at… who knows, after the 2012 event, we may have a Mando Personal Hovercraft Division some day!
Take a look at some of what we got up to in 2012 in this short video of the 2012 PLAY day.
We've also created a short video for the Timesheet Fridge that we started on that day.