How do you bring ideas to life?
We have a clear and well organised system in the company to transfer ideas from any area of the company right through to implementation. We have 10 year, 3 year and 1 year targets. These are reviewed and managed yearly and quarterly at board-level in the company. Goals and KPIs are set for these that filter right through the company. Some of the ideas that we bring to life are managed through this process. But there are always ideas that come in from elsewhere in the business and some from completely left field, and these can be the really good ideas. These are integrated in the business through an innovation manager who we have recently appointed. Ideas generated in the business are filtered and managed by the innovation manager for maximum effect and value.
What’s one trend that excites you?
The evolution of 5g and telecoms data transmission in general really excites me. Maybe it is because we are at the coal face and can see the implementation and development. We are building, upgrading and maintaining the sites that connect the telecommunications networks. We see more and more connected to these networks. It really is becoming an integrated world and the phrase that “we are in a new industrial revolution” is not an exaggeration.
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