There is an ever growing trend
for SMEs (Small Medium Enterprise) to demonstrate their innovation
credentials. The agility by which an SME is able to drive forward
innovative proposals is often envied by multinationals, but the
processes which can stifle multinationals are a product of a huge amount
of experience and lessons learned. How can the SME integrate this
experience without stifling their creativity and agility?
There are a wide range of
organisations that have a strong desire to capture and share knowledge,
but very few that are able to demonstrably deliver a positive impact on
future organisational performance. Most organisations try they have
lessons learned systems, project reviews, lunchtime briefings,
newsletters and a plethora of other systems. But the constraint is not
the systems that push the knowledge, its the culture and appetite of
individuals to pull the knowledge.
Becoming an engineer takes years
of hard work and dedication, and while the rewards may seem intangible
at first those who persevere embark on an exciting and challenging
career than will take them across the world.We spoke to i3Works Director
Terry O’Dowd about his career so far, and what insight he would give to
aspiring engineers.Terry was part of the award winning 2012 Olympic
Park Project team and has over 30 years experience behind him.