Are we keeping the ingenuity in our engineering?

Lyndsay Laird, Senior Media Manager
02 September 2016
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In a recent article for Infrastructure Intelligence, Amey's Managing Director of Consulting, David Spencer, asks what it really means to be innovative in a services-orientated industry.

"One of the most concerning misconceptions about innovation" he says, "is when it is overly focussed on finding cheaper ways of working. Innovation must be about finding better, ingenious ways of doing things and, in our predominantly service orientated industry, it has to be something that is continually worked at, nurtured and cultivated, throughout the organisation. Some of the UK’s most forward-thinking businesses give all their employees time for ingenuity, and at Amey we have events like The Den to empower all our people to develop better solutions to everyday challenges, without any fear of 'failure'."

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