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Brains is on-board

July 20, 2017

After securing the position of being the “Brains” of GluIQ; through the combination of 10+ years of work experience, education and catalytic social values learned through the work and personal life in India, Sweden, Italy and UK; I started my work at Atorus last month – June 2017.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  To realise the dream of GluIQ, the first leg of the journey, information interrogation, started with exploring Atorus Knowledge and Capability Repository (AKCR). Scanning and skimming of AKCR documents, provided the key details, the essential meanings and a broader perspective of the Construction Industry.

The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds. The more I study the progress and the problems of the construction industry, not only do I realise my lack of knowledge in the domain but also the thirst for learning and understanding increases. Mapping out the ‘Dream It to Use It’ – Framework for Success, to the prevailing Industry’s practices and standards, further identified the missing links which would be solved by GluIQ. This is not going to be a simple task, but I remember the following quote always:

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.“— Vincent Van Gogh,

As a part of the GluIQ KTP Project, I participated in the KTP residential training module focused on leadership and management from 18th June 17 to 22nd June 17 at Ashorne Hill, Leamington Spa.  During the training my Belbin team role personalities (Resource Investigator, Plant and Specialist) have been identified.  This training enhanced my negotiation and influencing skills which helps when the sea is rough!

I’ve also attended a one-day NXTBLD conference exploring future technologies that could change the way we design and build, on 28th June 17 at The British Museum, London.  Attending this conference helped me to learn about the state-of-the-art technologies in the design and interpretation of the construction industry.  I enjoyed the immersive Virtual Reality (VR) experience of jumping into water!

On 6th July, I had my first local management committee (LMC) meeting and the stakeholders of the project are happy with progress. I think I passed my first test as a sailor!!

Selva