Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Creating and Sustaining Innovation

Innovation in business revolves around creation of value. Exercises that fail to add value to an enterprise rarely qualify as innovation. In construction much of what passes for "innovation" involves nibbling at the edges of existing problems. To innovate in construction requires that we tear the broken waste based system out by the roots and replace it with a retooled system. Our broken built environment rewards fragmentation, adversarial resolution of differences and mistrust. A retooled value add system rewards integration, collaboration and builds trust. Creating such a Smart Built Culture requires that the industry innovate. Discarding the Backwards Bike the industry uses to procure planning, design and construction services is a good first step. 

Once a construction related enterprise discards the Backwards Bike and embraces a Smart Built Culture innovation must become second nature and a great way to create and sustain a culture of innovation is to launch an in-house Innovation Center. The concept, described by Andrew Abernathy in the linked article, provide companies interested in innovation with a road map. 

Innovation rarely rears its head in construction as evidenced by the absence of construction firms from the list of THE MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES 2016 published by the Boston Consulting Group. Let's change that!

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