1. Leadership by design for Barry Smith at Foster partnership
“We’ve produced some amazing designs in terms of products and buildings and we are incredibly innovative,” says Smith.
“People work really hard here and always want to do better, which makes it a very challenging and rewarding place to be,” Smith says of the organisational and design ethos.
“Creativity and collaboration are at the core of what we do and, therefore, drive the IT strategy. Our role is to develop a very close relationship with people to understand their needs. So we are fast adopters of new technology and have a lot of Beta across the business; we liaise with a lot of software creators, Adobe for example, and we give them guidance. We like to deliver software very quickly to the business.”