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You might confirm your belief that you're doing things the best way,
or you might find an idea that you can adapt to make your processes
even better.
You might find your tunnel vision widening, so that you can look
beyond revenue and profit and gain a holistic view of things like
safety, or work-life balance, or how to reward innovation inside your
own organization.
Wouldn't that be worth stepping outside of your competitive comfort zone? Growth and innovation don't happen in a vacuum. They
happen because people make a conscious choice to knock down
boundaries, build relationships, and learn from each other.
Going it alone is like trying to put together a big puzzle when you
only have half the pieces. You may not even know that a missing
piece exists, until you get it from someone else.
Other industries have been doing this kind of thing for a long
time, with buzzwords like "benchmarking" and "best practices." Once
best practices get shared around an industry, it raises the quality
bar for everyone. Clients begin to take notice and get excited, too.
What was once one person's idea becomes a movement, and then it
becomes the standard that clients know, trust and expect. That's how
entire industries grow and change.

As the chief technology
officer, Michael Boren
directs the product
strategy and technology
vision for all of Beck
Technology's products
and manages the departments responsible for
software development,
quality assurance and
technical support, as
well as customer engagement. As a 20-year
veteran in construction
and technology, he has
a passion for innovation
and a deep caring for
revolutionizing the
construction industry.

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some serious cross-industry problem-solving brainpower, working together to advance
the AEC industry as a whole. While some of
those people might compete in the outside
world, in that room, they hold nothing back.
Other groups, such as the Global Design Alliance, also bring forward-thinking
companies together for collaboration and
exchange of ideas. When people walk in to
a group like the Global Design Alliance, it
doesn't take long for minds to open when
you realize the shared vision of the group is
to create better built environments.
They want to talk about what's working,
what could be improved, where they see
trends and how the AEC industry should go
about adapting to change. The group's collective vision is greater than one single person's.
It's pretty eye opening to look at the
process you're used to through the lens of
someone who does things a little differently.


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