Contractors build and maintain the infrastructure that enables society to grow. That history comes a lot of pride. It also brings a lot of difficult to change habits.
With the rate that technology is changing the industry leaders in construction companies should learn a little more about how technologists think. It will make you think differently about your strategy; especially around talent development and technology adoption.
Peter Thiel challenges some assumptions about how long things should take to innovate in the book Zero to One.
"If you go back 20 or 25 years, I wish I would have known that there was no need to wait."
“You should take your 10-year life plan and ask: Why can't I do this in six months?”
"Sometimes, you have to actually go through the complex, 10-year trajectory; but it's at least worth asking whether that's the story you're telling yourself, or whether that's the reality? "