2013 Week 7 – Why do Owner’s Representatives do this?

There are times when the Owner’s Rep introduces processes at the front end of the project that open the risk of significant unhappiness for everybody involved. This was one of those.

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2012 Week 40 – Can an ending make a stronger beginning?

Can an ending make a stronger beginning? One of our clients suspended their important new headquarters project this week. Their reasons for doing it relate to difficulties in the lease negotiations, but also in the background are varied, separate and interlinked considerations of organizational design, change communications, customer relationships, financial terms, economic conditions, cultural evolution

2012 Week 1– Combinatorial explosions

believe that we are in, or are about to be in, one of the more exciting, and threatening, periods in history. Accelerating technological momentum has the potential to rapidly create a few hugely successful winners, and a large body of lagging and declining losers. How people come to work in this period will define the success of their participation in change and advancement and, in turn, define the quality and character our society and culture.

Week 40 – Intentional misalignment, misaligned intents

We are into week 3 of a very intense focus to develop a design for a new multidisciplinary lab building in 5 weeks. The endpoint is a critical application to the state requesting a commitment of financial support to make the project feasible. A primary ingredient of the week was therefore the continual testing, calibration