Are you creating a culture that is toxic to innovation?

There was a Twitter thread recently that discusses what can be a trend of professionals exploring career paths outside the boundaries of conventional practice. While many important points have been made in this context, as is typical of most social media discourse, I feel that the thread exhausted the constraints of the medium and dissolved … Continue reading Are you creating a culture that is toxic to innovation?

Our ongoing digital transformation

Visitors of this blog know that I often discuss digital transformation by reflecting on experiences working with other businesses. As a consultant I have personally seen companies both thrive and struggle with the changes that new digital workflows, technologies, and skills are bring to the workplace. Like many of the businesses we consult with, Proving … Continue reading Our ongoing digital transformation

Changing behavior and the long road to haul

This past year, I have been giving a lecture titled “How do you eat an elephant?” Within the narrative I frame the measure of success of digital transformation as hinging on the ability to address larger, persistent challenges facing the world of building design and construction. Chief among these problems is flat productivity, increasing construction waste, and a growing skills gap.

Reflecting on the Future of Work

A drafting studio at Bell Labs, 1942. Source “The future is already here - it’s just not evenly distributed.” - William Gibson As we approach the finish line for 2017, I continue to reflect on the state of the architecture and construction industry as I have in years past. As we contend with global issues … Continue reading Reflecting on the Future of Work