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The Planning Fallacy

Have you ever wondered why projects consistently take longer than originally planned? I touched on the topic in my Master’s dissertation and found that the answer may lie in a cognitive bias known as the planning fallacy, and I recently stumbled upon a fantastic article by Dave Stewart, “The work is never just ‘the work’” where he discusses his personal…

The Power of Knowledge Sharing

The concept of intellectual property and originality is always somewhat of a hot topic. Many people feel protective of their ideas and content, often becoming upset when they see others sharing similar thoughts or concepts. However, I believe that knowledge sharing is essential for personal and collective growth. In this post, I want to explore why I embrace others sharing…

The Right to Disconnect

It’s late. My wife is single-handedly managing dinner and cleanup, very much unlike our usual team effort, because I am stuck, glued to my screen, attending a work meeting that began at 6 pm and has stretched well beyond its scheduled hour. As I finally log off, my bowl of food sits on the table. I sit down and finally…

Understanding the Gender Pay Gap and Strategies for Equality in Engineering

The gender pay gap is a persistent challenge that reflects how we, as a society, value the contributions of men and women in the workforce. In Australia’s Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry, this disparity is particularly pronounced, with women significantly underrepresented in the field and often facing barriers to advancement. As a proud member of the AEC community, I…

Triumphing Over Watercooling Woes With DIY Solutions

Sometimes, days just don’t go as they’re planned. Short Version What did you get up to on the weekend Ryan? “Oh, I repaired a waterblock in my desktop PC” Long Version I have a few hobbies, mostly extensions of things I was interested in when I was younger, but with a little more disposable income, sometimes the money spent on…

Advanced Prompting Techniques – Mastering Chat GPT Prompt Writing

Digital By Jan 11, 2024 1 Comment

ChatGPT exploded onto the scene around a year ago now, by now you have surely heard of it, but if you’re a little unsure as to what it is, ChatGPT is an AI model designed to generate detailed text responses. The quality of these responses heavily depends on how well the prompt is crafted. A good prompt requires clear, specific…

Understanding the Skills Shortage in the Australian AEC Industry

With recent changes in the Australian Government’s skilled migration strategies, the skills shortage in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry in Australia faces has become a hot topic. The industry faces a significant challenge due to the shortage of skilled workers across various occupations, as highlighted in a recent article from Engineers Australia, it reports that: Ai Group has…

Shaping BIM Adoption: Insights into Individual Perceptions and Attitudes in the Construction Industry

Adopting Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the construction industry is not just about technological advancement; it’s a cultural shift shaped by individual perceptions and attitudes. Research reveals that BIM is often seen as an unappreciated addition to existing workflows, underscoring the need for redefined strategies and policies to enhance its acceptance. Understanding these individual perceptions can inform practical BIM implementation…

Redefining Leadership: The Power of Authenticity in the Workplace

Authentic leadership, emphasizing authenticity, transparency, and ethics, is transforming professional environments. It profoundly influences workplace culture, team dynamics, and individual motivation, creating a positive work environment where employees feel valued. Authentic leaders foster unity, trust, and personal growth, leading to sustainable progress. With a focus on self-awareness, self-regulation, and genuine engagement, such leadership encourages collaborative, efficient teams and increases individuals’ sense of value, recognition, and satisfaction. This shift to authenticity promises a more inclusive, innovative, and flourishing work culture.

Transformational Leadership: Navigating the Future of Digital Innovation

In the digital age, where change is the only constant, leadership styles play a critical role in guiding organizations and teams toward success. Among these styles, transformational leadership stands out for its unique approach to empowering individuals and fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation. What is a Transformational Leader? Unlike traditional leadership styles that often rely on transactions –…