“Only a few short years ago, we realised our future was being disrupted, and we recognised that in order to remain relevant to our clients, we needed to deliberately and passionately embrace innovation.”
The AFR Most Innovative Companies list is judged and compiled by Inventium – a leading innovation consultancy. Organisations are assessed in three unique ways. They must describe two innovations that have been implemented in the prior year as well as explain how they are integrating and embedding innovation in their organisation. Employees of firms also complete an online survey to assess organisational performance on a range of innovation drivers.
“We must not forget that it is people who innovate, not companies. Without an innovation culture pulsing through the veins of our engineers and advisors, we have less chance of building a truly innovative firm which can contribute to our client’s future,” says Swiegers.
Yesterday’s AFR recognition comes a week after peak industry body Consult Australia named Aurecon Large Firm of the Year at its annual Awards for Excellence. Aurecon also won three Gold Awards and three Highly recommended for its industry-leading contributions.
Aurecon’s vibrant and future-ready culture has also been formally recognised through numerous additional accolades recently, including:
“I am continually inspired by the way Aurecon’s people develop ideas, pose questions, embrace change and push the boundaries of possibility by tapping into their capabilities and creative thinking,” concludes McGuire.