BROOMS AND CORNERS / by Michael Broadhead

"A new broom sweeps clean, but the old broom knows the corners"..........the saying goes. 

LID has put the old broom in the bin and picked up a lighter, more uber technological model cause who thought brooms could be any better or different right?. 

Taking a step back from my day to day running of LID. I had managed fairly well with my broom "a simple system" that I knew well and was now 7 years old. However the broom was lacking in every way, shape, form, and speed. On went the thinking cap I started researching and researching like I was doing my masters, concentrating on mainly the UK architecture scene. My findings opened up my eyes to a uber hip word #collaboration or #colab. I knew of this collaboration, however always thinking "I'm not going to share my ideas and information, cause someone else will use in their projects", How narrow minded of me to think this way, It wasn't like I had cracked The Da Vinci Code, So I decided to invest in a new broom and begin the sweeping and sharing, beginning with the empowerment of our amazing team.

Slowly we began talking about the ways we can improve on within our business, design and drawings using the technology we already have but using it better, smarter and most definitely cooler. The team took the new broom started to clean those cobwebs and dust collecting corners.

This new broom has made me the most excited I have been about what I do in along time. Its great to see the change in LID and the energy we now all have everyday, to sweep sweep sweep that dust from the corners.