It’s not that difficult to make something simple, complex. But, if you want to make something complex simple, it requires a great effort.
Our 9-to-5 grind has produced a cult of workaholics. And regrettably, the eight to twelve hour workday hasn’t shifted in years.
A zero inbox is still largely seen as the Holy Grail of the digital age.
Meet Graham the only person designed to survive on our roads. Australia’s Transport Accident Commission and agency Clemenger BBDO Melbourne created a figure ‘with bodily features that could be present in humans if they had been designed to withstand today’s high-impact road traumas.
There is a new movement sweeping the world leaving fields untilled with an almost evangelistic fervor.
It’s a big contributor to global warming with every tonne of Ordinary Portland Cement releasing 1 tonne of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Garden Bridge is a proposed pedestrian bridge over the River Thames in London, England. Conceived by the actress Joanna Lumley in 1998 as a memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales and designed by Thomas Heatherwick, working with Arup, The £175m crossing, backed by London mayor Boris Johnson, was projected as a wondrous green oasis floating above the Thames, but opponents and locals are not convinced
Mega-projects come with big expectations. But a project’s success is often in the eye of the beholder.
The Empire State Building, the Panama Canal, the Regatta Hotel in Indonesia – these are just a few of the architectural and infrastructure wonders of the world that you probably take for granted.
Don’t be surprised if the Big Bad Wolf comes calling
Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter.
Some folks say that managers focus on doing things right, while leaders are focused on doing the right things.
The outcome of a project always largely depends on the behaviour of the manager as their actions directly influences the behaviour of the employees.
The Prefabricated Home doesn’t provide any answers, but it certainly asks the right questions, and they don’t just relate to prefabrication and housing, they concern the profession as a whole.
So how much does it cost to build an affordable home?
Being able to lighten up and see the funny side might not seem important. But being able to laugh at yourself and at life is lifelong protection against depression, anxiety, and anger – all toxic emotions.
But how and when on earth are we supposed to do all that is the reply received from newly qualified project managers only weeks into their new positions when we describe some of the activities they should be focusing on to be successful as leaders.
People mostly want to perform at their best; they want to be recognised for leading, winning and generally improving. On the flip side, few wish to be perceived as getting worse, failing, or not trying their best. As such, we often hide failure from others.