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Big Teaming for Audacious Innovation

by Amy Edmondson
June 8, 2021

Amy Edmondson

As humans, we are hard-wired and socialized in such a way that it makes it difficult for us to team up with other people to do great things, even the things that need to be done. I’ve spent the last twenty years studying teaming and interpersonal dynamics in many different types of industries. I’ve studied people trying to collaborate on challenging and often innovative work, and the bottom line is: teaming is difficult. But it is essential for success in the future operating environment.
4 min read

Technology Shift by Aaron Lapsley

Technology Shifts from Design Process to Design Product

By Aaron Lapsley
June 2, 2021
If we polled leaders from the architecture and engineering industry about the biggest effects that information technology has had on their firms over the last decade, their answers would likely cluster around the major changes such technologies drove for the design process and business model of building design.
4 min read

Creating Competitive Advantage

Creating Competitive Advantage

By Scott Simpson
May 26, 2021
Every design firm suffers from the illusion that it is unique. While each one certainly has distinguishing characteristics, there are far more similarities than differences.
5 min read

Connecting: The Power of Others

Connecting: The Power of Others

By Michael LeFevre
May 19, 2021
DI Managing Editor Michael LeFevre suggests new skills for connecting teams
14 min read

The Transactive Network

The Transactive Network: Supporting New Building Paradigm

By Dr. Nora Wang
May 12, 2021
In 2015, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research facility, conducted a study for DOE on buildings of the future and developed a vision framework.
8 min read

The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

By Karen L. Nelson & Bethany I. Lundell Garver
May 5, 2021
The Boston Architectural College School of Architecture Dean Karen Nelson and Practice Dean Beth Lundell Garver share an integrated approach to professional interaction.
13 min read

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