Honestly…why wouldn’t you? – The Extinction Agenda

It might just be me, but I can definitely feel the winds of change blowing through our industry.

Not just about BIM but all sorts of things and challenges that we face as an industry. Not necessarily all positive but a developing recognition (frustration? anger?) that things are not how they should be, and those that we look to do as custodians are not doing their job in leading us forward to progress.

It’s interesting the reasons (excuses) that people use to resist change. But deep down isn’t it let’s just hold on to what we’ve got and hope it blows over. (Paraphrase  – I’m a turkey- no way am I voting for Christmas!)

Why wouldn’t you want a more diverse and inclusive workforce? Why aren’t all industry leading boards and decision making groups 50/50 female/male?

Why aren’t we more sustainable?

Why don’t do we do something about encouraging more GenYs, GenZs in to the industry? Like now?

Why can’t we improve working conditions, and the professionalism of the industry?

How can we accept that one person will die on a UK building site every week? And many more injured.

Why wouldn’t you embrace digital ways of working when it will transform your business, provide increased capability, profitability and value for your customers?

The time has come for an end to reports, think tanks, working parties, talking shops.

Time to DO – LEAD by example people!

We have many revered and respected industry organisations, but the white noise is deafening. Too many agendas, too much preservation of the systemic status quo. The important messages are lost in this ocean of trivia.

Makes me wonder whether it is time for a different kind of movement for change. Something anarchic, but networked, industry wide but non-hierarchical, responsive, innovative, flexible, adaptive, and irresistible.

The only way our industry will ever truly unite and speak with one voice is if we have to work together against a common external threat.

How about – EXTINCTION!

Cheers :o)

JOHN.

 

 

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