Thrive 2016 Insight: Optimizing Collective Employee Knowledge

PSMJ Resources, Inc.
Posted on: 09/27/16
Written by: PSMJ Resources, Inc.

images_1-1.jpgThe best innovation is driven by those who regularly encounter unsolved problems or the need for a better way of doing things.

Today, in mid- to large-size firms, it’s frequently Gen-Xers and Millennials who are in the position to encounter these frontline challenges, but they are often not in a position to drive change—or even fully develop the solution on their own.  

One firm, SSOE Group, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) management, has addressed this issue head on. They have translated a model frequently used in Silicon Valley, the Hackathon, to gather ideas from Gen-Xers and Millennials, and drive them through to implementation for the benefit of the firm.  

Vince DiPofi, PE, Executive Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer and Mark LaBell, BIM/CAD Technical Leader  will explore SSOE's experience  in “Optimize the Collective Knowledge of Your Employee Demographics,”a learning session at  PSMJ's upcoming THRIVE 2016 – The A/E /C Industry Summit,  to be held October 12-14, 2016 in Nashville.

The Hackathon approach provides Gen-Xers and Millennials with the resources to more fully develop their ideas, and then gives them a direct line to upper management to make a business case for implementation. The resulting benefit is two-fold: engaging Gen-Xers and Millennials with the opportunity to play a part in an organization’s strategy while introducing a new source of ideas for innovation to revitalize goals of executive management.

DiPofi and LaBell will highlight the success of this model, using examples from the firm’s own “Hackathon, ” in their session on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 10:00 am. 

vince-dipofi_150Vince DiPofi Jr., P.E. is the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of SSOE. As CSO, Vince is a key advisor to the CEO, and facilitates strategy in conjunction with other business leaders. His responsibilities include oversight of SSOE’s process operational units, business development, construction management, and all of SSOE’s international operations, including Mexico and China.

Labell.jpg Mark LaBell is a Senior Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) Technical Leader and Senior Associate at SSOE. He has a passion and unparalleled dedication for the practice of VDC methods in the A/E /C industry, and is the driving force behind the implementation of SSOE’s annual Hackathon. 

 

AEC_INDUSTRY-SUMMIT_2016_FULL-PAGE-ANNOUNCEMENT_FINAL8090.jpgAccess to learning opportunities like this is just one of the many reasons why you should join us at THRIVE 2016 – The A/E /C Industry Summit in Nashville on October 12-14!  Over the years, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, and other senior-level A/E/C firm leaders from around the world have made sure they don’t miss out on this unique two-day event.  Check out the conference agenda, which includes leading-edge keynote speakers and learning sessions on today's key A/E/C issues, along with plenty of time for networking and celebrating our industry's leaders.

Purchase Now!

 

You also might be interested in these related blog posts:

 
 

From PSMJ's A/E/C Industry Summit: Cracking The Millennial Code

How to Get Millennials to Buy In to Firm Ownership

How to Work Millennials into Your Transition Plan

 
 
 

 

 

 
SUBSCRIBE TO BLOG:
August 5, 2022

Cybersecurity for AEC Firms

With news headlines filled with reports of cyberattacks shutting down everything from fuel pipelines, to food distribution, to internet services, it is not unthinkable that your..

Read More
August 3, 2022

PSMJ Resources Announces the Top-Performing Architecture and Engineering Firms for 2022

PSMJ’s exclusive Circle of Excellence highlights firms that demonstrate outstanding business achievement in the architecture and engineering industry. August 3, 2022 (Newton, MA)—..

Read More
July 22, 2022

PSMJ ANNOUNCES 2022 A/E/C EMPLOYER OF CHOICE AWARD WINNERS

PSMJ Resources, Inc., the global leader in business management data and guidance for architects and engineers, announces the winners of the 2022 A/E/C Employer of Choice Award,..

Read More