I have said it time and time again. Sustainability is going to impact every business in the construction industry—from the way we manage our business, to the methods we use to track and maintain our fleets, to the very structures we are building. Today, we are seeing an interesting confluence of factors colliding: the rise of smart cities, the move toward greater sustainability, and new transportation trends, including EVs (electric vehicles)—all of which could come together to transform the way we live and operate our businesses in the future.
Construction is unique in that many workers are already finding it challenging to do work remotely and to keep data secure. Today, more and more employees are working remotely due to coronavirus COVID-19—which means breaches are increasing.
Once we come out of the stay-in-place orders due to COVID-19, what is going to change? What is going to stay the same? These are questions a lot of people have been grappling with, as they attempt to prepare for an uncertain future. I do think one thing is certain: creating a sustainable world will still be top of mind.
Are you a business owner, leader, or a manager of a team? Listen up. Your employees need you right now. They need leaders to inspire them to continue to work in uncertain times. This is a topic Peggy Smedley spoke about last week on The Peggy Smedley Show, saying, business leaders need to be innovative, alter business models for the changing times, and equip employees for the months ahead.
As many of you know I have a strong opinion that 5G is going to have a big impact on many industries as I have been talking about over on Connected World and The Peggy Smedley Show. Therefore, it should come as no surprise than that I believe 5G is going to change the way the construction industry conducts business—for the good I might add.
On Saturday, the governor of New Jersey joined the ranks of Illinois, New York, and California and issued a stay-at-home order for its residents of the state. Friday afternoon, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker declared all counties in the state as a disaster area in response to COVID-19 and issued a shelter-in- place order.