Staff blog: Diversity for Creativity

Amongst the numerous companies I have both worked for and worked with, I have always wondered what makes working in Appearition such a different experience. Numerous things come to mind, such as working with leading edge technology – augmented and virtual reality – or the size of the organization and how it contributes to nimble problem solving, but what stands out is the team itself – and the enjoyable exchanges that arise as we analyze challenges and develop solutions.

It is common knowledge that the team you work with plays a critical role in one’s personal level of job satisfaction. But what is it about this team that makes coming to work more interesting? Could it the communal participation of being part of a group and solving problems daily? At Appearition, it is the diversity which makes it enjoyable.

Diversity is not simply the varied ethnic background people hail from. It is also the spread in age groups, varied levels of of experience, and the amalgamation of multiple value systems and personal beliefs which make our team special. From the outside, a team of like-minded people appears cohesive – but underneath, if everyone is thinking alike then is anyone really thinking? Diversity brings forth a variation in thoughts offering a challenge to status quo.

At Appearition, we have team members ranging in age group from Millenials to Baby boomers. This blend of generations has given us the ability to develop new approaches problem solving whilst aligning to the bigger picture and vision we all share for our company.

Often having people on the team who have “been there and done that” means they can see envision some loop holes, even in what we sometimes believe to be our best laid plans. The younger generation – more savvy and tech-aware (sometimes!) combine a fresh and young “here’s the new tool which can help” attitude, contributing in their own unique way.

 

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