Engineering companies in many industries are eager to benefit from aerial drones. Often, they have an employee who is already gung-ho about flying drones. Somehow he or she got approval and a budget to buy a drone for the company.
Here comes their brand new drone!!
This is usually a big mistake.
Other engineering companies are watching and waiting to see what happens with drones. Could it be a fad? “How are we supposed to use these things?” they say. Let’s wait until this “drone thing” stabilizes and shakes out.
This is definitely a big mistake.
It is very hard to know when to embrace a disruptive innovation. That’s what Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS’s) are.
Then, once a company makes a decision to move forward with a new technology, it’s even harder to know HOW to implement it. How to do it efficiently, safely, and effectively? Many mistakes are usually made in the process.
With my 20+ years of experience in many engineering industries and disciplines (most of them aerospace and aviation), I have seen a lot of these mistakes. Mistakes from action as well as inaction.
I’ve also seen a few cases where things were done right. Elegantly and efficiently.
The painful truth about drones in engineering companies is that most of them are approaching this fantastic innovative technology the wrong way.
As a result, there is a lot of wasted effort or wasted potential in the world today.
At the end of 2016, I put a lot of these experiences and thoughts into a presentation:
If you want to make the right decisions about drones in your company, I would like to share this presentation with you. Please click below to request a copy of it, at no charge. I just need a good email address where I can send you a private link.
Best wishes for all that you do to engineer your innovation. With or without drones!
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