Episode Description

How do you bridge the gaps that occur in your workflow? What’s the best way to adapt? Join host Todd Weyandt and guest Justin Saeheng of Stanly X as they discuss the connection between the field and the shop, the most rampant problems in the industry today, and the potential of an open innovation platform in Contech. 

Justin Saeheng leads the Construction Technology team at Stanley X, where he is responsible for defining the product vision, strategy, and overall roadmap execution. Prior to Stanley X, Justin led product teams across various startups and large enterprises. Most recently, he was at a Series A software startup leading the Supply Chain team on first to market logistics SaaS features. Prior to that, Justin was a product manager at Uber Freight for the Marketplace Dynamics and the Carrier Fleet teams. At Adobe, Justin delivered innovative features for Adobe Analytics for Fortune 500 customers and led partnerships with Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.

Todd Takes

1. When faced with an issue, start by understanding the problem you are trying to solve not the technology you are trying to use. Once you have a well-rounded view of the problem you will be in a better position to embrace the technology more quickly. 

2. It is important to slow down to define and plan. By defining the words, you will better ensure that everyone is on the same page and rowing in the same direction. Likewise, by planning things out on the front side it allows the team to formulate what the direction is. 

3. When trying to encourage someone to adopt an innovative mindset and/or technology, put yourself in their shoes. Look at the situation through their vantage point and ask, ‘what do they care about’? Then address that point to their comfort. 

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