What We Believe
At Think 3D Solutions, we BELIEVE…
…that we can better the world by improving how people live, by improving the way people work. We believe that there’s a better way.
Our vision is to redefine the expectations and definitions of community and workplace culture.
Our mission is simple; we exist to add value through creating and sustaining intentional cultures and developing solutions, for people.
Our vision and mission (and our name!), are based on the philosophy that a healthy culture has three dimensions: personal, professional, and potential.
In order to build a healthy and three-dimensional culture, our method uses four primary pillars: culture, self (personal development), skills, and accountability.
Our Philosophy | The Three Dimensions
Our philosophy on culture is simple – a better culture is better for everyone; and every healthy culture possesses three dimensions: personal, professional, and potential.
Most businesses do a great job of building two of these dimensions, primarily professional and potential. This is what we refer to as a “two-dimensional” culture.
A company’s professional dimension involves everything day-to-day. This includes skills, training, facilities, equipment, resources, and anything else that allows employees to perform their jobs effectively.
The potential dimension focuses less on a company’s daily functions and more on its employees’ career paths. A successful and attractive business invests in its workforce by introducing programs and opportunities to mentor and develop leaders internally.
At the end of the day – the professional and potential dimensions of any good organization equip its employees with the tools and advancement opportunities needed for both to succeed.
This isn’t anything new to most business owners and leaders, frankly, it looks relatively fool proof on paper. After all, these things are primarily table-stakes for most employers and job seekers – and yet, about 70% of employees worldwide report a lack of active engagement and satisfaction in their jobs.
So what’s missing?
Imagine the difference between a team member who simply does their job, and someone who comes to work every day with a genuine desire to excel at what they do. Not only does the latter add more value to the organization, but there isn’t a person alive who wouldn’t prefer to feel that engaged every day.
Sure, being equipped and developed professionally helps a workforce excel at their job, and the potential dimension provides incentive and reasons to perform well. Still, neither of these things really gives people a motivation to put their heart and soul into their work.
What we believe is missing is a third, more personal dimension; one that goes deeper than traditional training, development or evaluation and promotion models. This dimension needs to connect people – not just through vocations or capability, but through a genuine interest and relationship between employer and employees. This creates a shared desire to succeed, and a unified definition of what success looks like.
We know that healthy, three-dimensional cultures don’t just appear. Instead, they must be built. Our model to help organizations and teams build their best culture involves laying a foundation and building from there.
Even the healthiest, most productive and engaged culture in any organization is at risk of failing if it is not intentionally tended to. We don’t give our clients a culture, we help them build and maintain their own. Along the way we help them by building a support structure of four pillars.
Our four pillars to build a healthy culture
- SELF (Personal Development)
- Skills (Professional Development)
To build an effective and sustainable culture, we start by extracting the core, foundational concepts that a client wants to build into their culture. Then we address the people, skills and accountability systems needed to make it happen.
When we combine these four pillars into our process for clients, the results are a more engaged and intentional culture, deeper personal and professional development, improved communication, structured organizational beliefs and strategic planning, lower employee turnover, improved productivity, and workplace relationships.