The year is 2032
Once upon a time, in 2018, people used to work in offices. Behind desks and facing the same colleagues. Every day they woke up 7 am sharp. Shower, breakfast, kids to school and commute to work… at least if they were lucky…if not then traffic jams, broken trains… well, you know.
Finally at work, behind the desk… sitting for most of the day. Meetings, skype calls, more meetings. KPI, business cases, project alignment. Busy busy… but did we get things done? Not really. We had meetings about why we didn’t get things done, more meetings, postponed project launches and budgets ran out. Did we really learn from our mistakes? Is growing up and becoming more serious the solution? In 2018 you felt that change was in the air. Agile working methods started to work and companies implementing self-steering teams and an honest constructive feedback culture. Big corporations seeking entrepreneurs to collaborate. A new generation stands up. A generation that knows how to work together, who grew up with computers and the internet. That doesn’t like to be told what to do but collaborates in order to be successful.
Some even said that the Collaboration Revolution might be 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 young tools slowly started pushing the old method to the side. Going to work no longer became about money (solely), 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 realised he could be part of the change. Even give it a direction.
Now, in 2032, you all know Lab Rooms as the global platform for bringing experts together. The platform that changed the meaning “pressure cooker” into “pleasure cooker”.* The platform that gave teams and experts ownership of their ideas. The platform that introduced Get It Done holidays, giving hard-working people the possibility to enjoy time with their own family AND get work things done.
But it all started 15 years ago, with an idea, some talented experts and someone who said: “let’s start NOW”.