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.
We can help if you need to:
To find out more about how we can prepare your organisation for the future, please contact us.
Alex Spence, HR Director, Cape plc
Our Cape People values of capability, opportunity and commitment are being embedded in 2011 with the opportunity for all staff to work out how to bring them alive in the work they do for the business. CAPEability equips our senior team to make the most of this opportunity as it plays out in the services they lead for our customers.