However, realising this potential is easier said than done, with the effects of the global economic downturn of 2009 still affecting many organisations and a skills shortage restricting their ability to take on projects. There’s also the fact that the industry is made up of different yet overlapping sub-sectors, requiring multiple disciplines to work together to deliver projects on time, to brief and on budget.
Companies in the engineering and construction sector are used to doing more with less following the financial crisis but now they have to take this knowledge and leverage it to create growth. This includes conserving and developing skills to ensure demand can be met and quality levels are upheld, as well as innovating to meet the demands of a green and energy-efficient future.
To do this, organisations must have mechanisms in place that facilitate knowledge transfer, development and acquisition, in addition to cross-sector collaboration. Processes are required to encourage ideation and innovation in order to safeguard the future, while ensuring leadership is effective and capable of aligning stakeholders to a unifying and relevant purpose.
Simultaneously, there must be a culture of compliance, to ensure health and safety, quality, and industry rules and regulations are met.
With over three decades’ experience, Primeast works with companies in the engineering and construction sector to ensure organisational and professional development within a global context. We have facilitators all over the world who deliver bespoke micro and macro interventions in leadership, teamwork, and organisational development and change to help businesses achieve their goals and thrive.
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Rolls-Royce, Colin Whitaker, Director of Global HR Services at Rolls-Royce
“Primeast was selected following a competitive tender to identify the consultants that could best help us understand the working cultures and opportunities of bringing together two organisations. They were professional, experienced and very knowledgeable, and tailored their solution to meet our business need. Although it is too early to comment on final outcomes, the actions we have identified have been well received and should play a significant role in the success of integrating two companies.”