Let me ask you a question, if you were to take a roadtrip, would you leave without looking at a map? I’m a planner, so personally, before even packing my suitcase, I’ve spent hours planning my route. If I’m taking a drive through the country I’ll make sure I know where there are areas I can’t get fuel and have a tentative schedule for where I’ll take breaks or grab a bite to eat.
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The latest McKinsey report is a great examination of how the current global events are accelerating change within the construction industry and its broader ecosystem. Titled ‘The Next Normal in Construction,’ the report describes a fragmented, risk-averse industry that has typically underperformed in terms of productivity growth, digitalization and profit, compared to other industries. It goes on to say that, in conjunction with the Covid-19 pandemic, the combination provides opportunities for already existing disruption in the industry to be bolder, strategic and begin to define what the resulting normal is going to look like.
I can remember my days in chemistry class when everyone would have to either partner up to complete an experiment or go at it alone. At the beginning of the school year, students would quickly grab a partner and, for the most part, pick someone from their inner circle of friends. I would be a little more "tactical" when choosing partners for a couple of reasons. First, there were classmates of mine at the time that were taking more advanced classes and had more experience that made them great partners. Second, I knew that partnering up would be a much more efficient way of attacking the assignment as one could "guide" and explain the desired outcome, and the other person on the team could perform the actual experiment and execute it.
After launching Voyansi at a time when most of the world was shutting down, we knew we had to be prepared for a new normal of how we would manage communication and support with our clients. In our case, our industry is better suited than most to succeed in the work-from-home paradigm. Virtual desktops, cloud-based collaboration tools, industry webinars are among many of the different ways we can continue to push productivity while also supporting the national and global efforts to maintain some degree of distance from the broader population.