Businesses who begin creating work environments to meet the specific needs of their creative teams, will have more innovative products as a result. Product teams need the right tools to get the job done and a creative environment that is built with them in mind. Whether the physical space is a primary place for innovation, design, or testing, the function of work spaces will play a supportive role in innovation as well a nurture creativity and growth. Many unique business processes and goals will be constantly evolving within these environments.
The introduction of these enhanced, collaborative and specialized work environments will be necessary for dynamic organizations like GM to continue to evolve their processes and goals. The curation of such environments will be the result of business process management practices that are aligned with the future goals of the business.
GM is building an advanced design center as part of its new $71 million campus that is being built in Pasadena, Calif close to its west coast tech centers. One of the key ideas behind building it there is to join an areae that is known as a cultural and technological hub that attracts diversity and talent to the area.
And what should a company provide the best talent? The best resources for starters. A more efficient layout to various work environments, mitigate disruption, and increase efficiency of the various paint, metal, and plastic workshops. And an innovation lab for designing implementing and validating new design tools. Complete with a user experience/user interface design studio.
This is all part of a larger business process plan for GM. The Advanced design team is a product team that will focus on future projects outside of any of the car companies’ current ones. An example of innovation and design linked to these advanced design teams is Cadillac’s personal autonomous concept vehicle and vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. It is easy to see that advanced technologies like these in order to be discovered and built, will need the best resources.
“The collaborative nature of this facility will provide our advanced design team, cross-functional groups, prospective employees, and external partners with the environment they need to continually redefine the boundaries of future mobility,” says Bryan Nesbitt, executive director, global advanced design and global architecture studios at GM.
This form of Agile project management is ahead of the curve. What do you see as some of the advantages to how GM is moving into the future?
GM Invests 71 Million In New California Advanced Design Center: www.dbusiness.com/daily-news/general-motors-invests-71m-in-new-california-advanced-design-center/