Visionaries in Our Industry

High Profile | April 27, 2017

As part of HP’s committment to keeping up-to-date with the latest trends on technology, ideas, and software in the A/E/C industry, we invited active members of the Construction Institute to answer one (of a series of questions) based around the idea of identifying a visionary (either an individual or a firm/organization).

HP to Fuss & O’Neill COO, Kevin Grigg, PE:  Are your employees encouraged or incented to be creative and innovative?

“Longevity comes to those who adapt and progress. A truly visionary company recognizes that the best progressive ideas come from those closest to the challenges – their employees. Employees bring unique perspective and offer practical solutions. But to obtain those solutions, a visionary company must foster an environment where every voice is heard and respected. Recognizing that new or younger employees are the least likely to feel comfortable identifying and voicing areas of change, Fuss & O’Neill created the Emerging Leaders Group. Our Board selects a group of early-career professionals to lead a year-long program in which these employees select an area of opportunity, develop a solution, and present their project. These projects are put into practice and the group is recognized for their contribution. This ownership and sense of self, instilled in the nascent phase, evolves and develops throughout a career, creating a company culture of openness and empowerment.”

~ Kevin Grigg, PE, COO of Fuss &O’Neill

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