I'm going to keep this post short today. Over the last several months, I've been writing about taking ownership of your spaces. Starting with your internal standards and content, and culminating in the Holy Grail of unified dashboards. I wanted to take a minute to pull all of my thoughts together when it struck me:
Would you open up your wallet, and hand your credit cards, ID, and personal information to someone you've never met before?
Probably not. You may be amenable to giving someone some input, or leeway on a particular part of your finances. Maybe you turn to a tax consultant for advice, or a financial planner for retirement. Ultimately, it's still your wallet.
So I'll ask you, why do you let outsiders have this amount of control over your space and data standards? I hear the same answers pretty often:
- It's expensive or requires custom software we don't have
- It's complicated, and difficult to get started
- We have not had problems yet
- I don't know where to begin.
One of the reasons I co-founded Voyansi was to make BIM easy and accessible to all. If you are wondering where to begin, just read my paper on Taking Ownership of Your Spaces.