An Optimist on Change

By Dominique

as things will change, may as well be fun

Change is never easy, not even when one wants it.  

If like me you see change to be an opportunity, then you’ll understand where I’m coming from when I share with you several instances of change I’ve observed, am currently driving, or simply dealing with.

• Observed change – Along with hundreds of other attendees at last week’s DSCC event in Orlando, FL and again this week at ECF outside of Paris, we had a good chuckle when Bernard Charles cheerfully discussed DraftSight, “the first free software from Dassault Systemes!”  What a change for Dassault Systems (3DS).  When I joined the company back in 2004, I would have never imagined that DS would one day be giving something away.  Never say never.

• Driving change on both a personal and professional level – must be that 40’s something phase.  I have been fortunate enough to define a new career path for myself.  Excited!  What else could I be learning about many things: online communities, social innovation, new ways to communicate and connect.  All this in what is a relatively new industry context for both 3DS and myself – Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC). 

My goal is to meet with those within the industry seeking to spur innovation, achieve greater productivity, efficiency, and sustainability.  This translates to an amazing and diverse group of people from: owners, contractors, architects, and engineers to a wide range of subcontractors and buildings product manufacturers, through to operators and the end user.  Connecting, facilitating, helping – all things I enjoy doing.

• Dealing with change – Change that is forced upon us and must be dealt with.  For example, the turbo on my 8-year-old car is ready to die.  I must either have it replaced (a hefty fee for an older vehicle) or purchase a new family car.  Something is definitely going to change. 

Being from California and an optimist, I figure that if things are going to change as they always do, then I might as well make the most of it.

What type of inspiring change have you observed, are driving or dealing with? 
Share a comment.

Cheers!

Dominique




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One response to “An Optimist on Change”

  1. Jonathan says:

    Making change or simply dealing with it can only be done with a proper view of the “big picture”. This is what has enabled Hugo Spowers of Riversimple to come up with such a different and fitting alernative to mobility and the companies providing the services.

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