Transitioning to a fully remote workforce required lots of ingenuity and refreshed processes. We were tasked with answering questions like: How do we keep our team in touch? How do we collaborate with large teams virtually? How do we ensure our projects stay on track? It wasn’t easy, but (with the help of our in-house tech specialists, computer wizards, and creatives), we were able to find answers. The answers made us stretch, think differently, and reach for new solutions. As we return to the office and an environment that allows for in-person collaboration, we don’t want to leave our learnings behind!
Are there solutions, technologies, or trends that your team leveraged during the remote-work chapter? Instead of abandoning them and returning to the “same old,” evaluate which should be integrated into your refreshed approach. For example, game-changers for our team have been shared Bluebeam models and the adoption of Shared Coordinates in Revit and Rhino, allowing us to better communicate when virtual collaboration was the only option. We’ve also begun to explore Revizto, which consolidates BIM and CAD data to track issues in a centralized 3D environment. We’ve also leveraged Microsoft Teams to not only connect as an internal team, but to track project progress and keep work on track.
This is an opportunity to tap into your team. Is someone leading the charge on a new trend? Or is a project team leveraging a new process or technology? Celebrate their innovation by acknowledging their work, encouraging others to explore similar options, and even giving them a platform to present to the rest of the organization.
We’ve learned so much from this chapter, so let’s continue to employ and capitalize on these learnings to get the best of both worlds!