Owners, builders, and architects alike continue to face common challenges positioning technology in their day-to-day workflows. Recently, we engaged with an architecture firm who had robust training materials, well-defined standards and templates, and a robust centralized content management system to beat. Even with these investments, the group reported to us that many of their teams … Continue reading Three Ways People Learn – Creating Meaningful Learning Experiences (Part I)
Today, construction is seeing heavy investments in digital capabilities. From 2010 to 2017, construction technology companies garnered $10 billion in investment funding. As of July, VC investments have hit $1.05 billion for 2018. In the context of design and construction companies, this is translating into serious investment for creating and executing digital strategies. As consultants, … Continue reading Five habits that are keeping your digital strategy from working
When we work with our clients to create data strategies or custom software, we often find ourselves facilitating and prioritizing a multitude of viewpoints, debating skepticism, and building consensus. In this context we have often found that understanding one variable, more than others, is central to navigating the complexities of stakeholder positions: professional bias. Biases … Continue reading Industry Transformation and the Challenge of Professional Bias
One of the most difficult tasks I am faced with as a consultant is in setting expectations. With respect to technology, our modern culture has adopted exceedingly high ones. ‘It should just work’ is a familiar mantra that is often echoed throughout many of my discussions with project leaders, managers, and executives. Less discussed within … Continue reading What Will Change Everything?