If someone puts you in a box, then burn the box. In order to the start fire, you'll need 3 elements; oxygen, fuel, and heat. Similarly to fire, Re.engineer started with 3 basic catalysts:
THE OXYGEN - I’ve always enjoyed reading technical papers and actual real world case studies but despite my search for more content, nothing I’ve read outmatches the stories I’ve heard from professionals on the “shop floor” or from small business owners or from the folks with an endless amount of experience. You see, those stories are not documented in White Papers or PowerPoint presentations so we wanted to develop a platform for both types of professionals; continue celebrating those that receive exposure but also recognize those that traditionally do not have an outlet to share their success stories.
THE FUEL- A close colleague of mine passed away earlier this year and before she died, we talked about “challenging the status quo” and “thinking outside of the box” on an opportunity within our organization. We said 2019/2020 would be the time period to make our mark in the company and to drive tremendous value. Unfortunately she will not be here to see the evolution of our ideas but her legacy will live through the work we started. The inspiration of Re.engineer came from the realization that we are only here for a moment and if you are blessed with a passion or an idea or a calling, then now is as good a time as any to start.
THE HEAT - As I connect with young professionals, I've found that many of them do not have strong relationships with mentors, however there are no shortages of senior professions that are willing to provide some of their career perspectives and case studies. They say, "Collaboration is the new innovation", so imagine going to a forum where you could post, research, or leverage case studies and white papers on any professional topic; maintenance productivity, secondary education reform, construction management, or continuous improvement in supply chain. Re.engineer would be an attempt to address this knowledge gap across the generations of professionals.
These are the catalysts that sparked the Re.engineer movement and even though it’s only a passion hobby of ours, we intend to take it worldwide. There will always be a market for collaboration, positive energy, and the celebration of innovative ideas to create value, and Re.engineer will be there to provide the platform that serves the professional community!