Our Creativity


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Oct 2015

BOO-nefits!

Here at Saint-Gobain PPL we have benefits that will impress even the most fearsome monsters. From PTO for volunteering to an annual bonus – our Total Rewards package is a real treat!


The Journey of an Innovation Practitioner

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Oct 2015

The Journey of an Innovation Practitioner

Whirlpool Corporation, Beacon Health System and the University of Notre Dame formed an innovation partnership named iVia with the mission to “Build a Better World Through Innovation.” Through this partnership they have instituted 2 offerings centered on their mission: a Certified Innovation Mentor ( program (CIMp) and an annual innovation conference called Innovation – Perspectives from the Front Lines. You may be thinking what does...

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Gobain or Go Home

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Aug 2015

Gobain or Go Home

I work for a place called Saint-Gobain, Where my job is really quite insane. Every day brings something new, I’d never lie, it’s super true. My business is called PPL, Our people and products are swell. It’s an acronym for Performance Plastics, In case you thought we did gymnastics. The L doesn’t make much sense to me, But without it we would be PP. Our...

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Get Comfortable being Uncomfortable

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Jul 2015

Get Comfortable being Uncomfortable

One of the things I realized during my time as a trainer is that people learn best when they are uncomfortable. What do I mean by this? Well, there are 3 zones, the comfort zone, the learning zone and the panic zone. The comfort zone is where many of us operate. We’ve acquired various skills and expertise and we are comfortable living inside that area. We don’t...

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When NO can be a Good Thing!

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Jul 2015

When NO can be a Good Thing!

The innovation team has spent the last year telling anyone and everyone (that would listen) two things… When you hear someone give an idea, “say YES…” followed by “AND…”. Build on that idea! The words, “NO” and “BUT” hinder creativity.      Failing at something doesn’t make you a failure! You can only become a failure in two instances: when you don’t try at all and when...

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Life Lessons with Jerry Joyce

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Jun 2015

Life Lessons with Jerry Joyce

My daughter and my son are graduating this year – my daughter from college and my son from high school. These events are pretty big deals. The obvious is for the graduates, moving on to the next venue of life is a little scary and certainly challenging! This is also pretty big for me, an expense stream is drying up! As I am looking at...

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4 Things I’ve Learned About Business Outside of 9 to 5

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Jun 2015

4 Things I’ve Learned About Business Outside of 9 to 5

I was recently invited to an IT meeting in Florida as a guest. The team had just completed a major ERP system update which, for those who don’t speak tech geek, is not an easy task for a relatively small team. But as the group sat together in the lobby bar one night, you would have never guessed they had just been through months of...

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Take Your Child to Work Day 2015

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Apr 2015

Take Your Child to Work Day 2015

Last week PPL decided to take on something new and try our first ever Take Your Child to Work Day. We planned a fun activity filled day so that kids could learn more about what their parents do every day, our awesome company and products. The kids got to learn about our Finance team, what World Class Manufacturing means to SGPPL and a little bit...

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5 Ways to be More Creative this Year

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Feb 2015

5 Ways to be More Creative this Year

This time last year, most of our innovation team were pretty new to PPL and innovation, myself included. I’ve learned a lot about myself in the last 12 months, as well as learning blueprinting and creativity, so here are my top five tips. 1. Surround yourself with new and interesting people We’ve all heard the quote by Henry Ford: “If you always do what you’ve...

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Love Your Job

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Feb 2015

Love Your Job

My first business trip didn’t go so well (it’s a long story that ends with a long drive home.) This time around I was hoping for more than a cancelled flight and rental car getaway, which is good because I got a lot of love. I work in what we fondly refer to as the Creative Communications Department so my business trips really aren’t what...

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