The HVAC industry is highly regulated with stringent requirements set by countless government organizations. The number and frequency of regulations has been increasing—and the overwhelming number of changes are forcing manufacturers to make frequent updates to their product offerings to comply. In fact, the pace of regulatory change has increased two-fold over the last two decades with the window between changes shortening between each iteration.
When monumental changes such as this arise, companies must rethink their “business as usual” mentality and shift their focus towards how to be more innovative and productive on a much shorter cycle time without sacrificing quality. The siloed style of working that companies often adopt does little to promote a workplace that encourages innovation and speed-to-market. Bringing all areas of the company together to focus on a mission-critical goal gives every employee a vested interest in its success.