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Top 3 management techniques for success in construction

As things pick up in the construction sector it is clear that new business will not be as usual. What techniques will you need to stay ahead of the game?

New ways of working are being demanded to meet the host of environmental challenges and client expectations.  It seems that nearly every month there is a new product or piece of technology promising to solve all your problems. Leading your team to success in this new landscape is going to need every second of your time. Or is it?

These are three powerful techniques that will enable you to manage your project to success. So prepare yourself now and reap the rewards later.

1 Aligning your strategy and actions

Making a plan is easy. But making sure it delivers the intended benefits is hard! You need to work on two key elements to ensure success.

First, make sure you turn high level plans into more detailed mid-term plans. Then turn these into short term specific action plans. Make sure these are all aligned with the original intent and that priorities are made clear.

Second, build a robust feedback mechanism with delivery measures. This enables you to monitor progress and make adjustments before crisis point.

Top tip: For maximum benefit, ensure any improvement programmes you embark on align with your plan. Focus on delivering results for your top priorities.

2 Managing change proactively

Change happens whether we want it or not. However, there are a few techniques you can use to help your teams accept and embrace change.

First understand the change curve model. This shows how behaviour changes in response to an unexpected or unwelcome event. Second, plan your actions leading up to the event.

Technique 2 uses the change curve

Communicating and involving your team in the planning, development and implementation of change are key. These simple activities will reduce the length of time it takes to go through the psychological changes and minimise the range of behavioural change. This means the curve will be shorter and less extreme.

3 Building positive team behaviours

As we know, not all events can be planned for. Fragile supply chains and unknown ground conditions are just two of the unexpected events that trip up the best planned project.

To manage these issues you need to build confidence in your team and thus their ability to work together to deliver desired results.

These are a few of the techniques that we use to build resilience and trust between team members.

  • Agility
  • Dynamic thinking
  • Situational Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Creating drive – being goal orientated

Each of the three recommended management techniques can be quickly assimilated into your arsenal of skills. Short workshop sessions will enable you to learn interactively about the technique. Most importantly, you also create a plan for deploying in your business.

If you want to find out more about these topics or other management techniques please visit our Training page.

As things pick up in the construction sector it is clear that new business will not be as usual. What techniques will you need to stay ahead of the game?

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