Insights into work winning productivity and digitisation

Our industry is changing, and we see it as our duty to keep you informed with all the latest insights.
Follow our research to stay keep up to date on current issues, from best practice data and digitisation usage, to implementing behavioural change in the digital age.

Why failing to be selective in bidding post Covid-19 could cost you your future survivability

Tuesday 30th June 2020
Imogen Collard

It is now more crucial than ever to be selective when bidding Currently, unmeasured bid spending is costing companies over 2.5% of their annual revenue. myConsole's founder, Philip Collard did research with Reading University and found that firms have an average win rate of 1:5. This means that for every bid won, the time and resources spent on 4 bids is lost. Typically the belief is that this wasted bid spend is recovered within the winning bid margin. Post Covid however, we can expect to see a drop in site productivity that will continue over the next 18 months. Firms now urgently have to seek maximum efficiencies across their entire end-to-end operations. This means firms cannot afford to waste…

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Move all your outdated work winning approaches and practices into digital workplace

Friday 29th May 2020
Philip Collard

Getting work done in activity based digital workplaces improves productivity by 30% Whilst every construction firm is using video technology to enable employees to communicate work can only happen after the conference call. With activity based digital workplaces you can equip workforces with every integrated tool they need in a virtual workplace enabling collaboration on every bid and project so work gets done in real-time. This delivers enhanced user experience, avoiding multiple access to non-integrated tools and deliver personal performance and productivity improvements of 20% to 30%. Each user can see all their own allocated tasks, role actions and RACI…

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Work is what I do, not where I go

Tuesday 26th May 2020
Philip Collard

Digital workplaces could easily transform the construction industry by 2025. However, the majority of construction and infrastructure firms are still not ready to seize the opportunity to adopt new digital workplace environments for employees to improve productively by 30% and more Collaborative mobile technology enabled by the internet means people can now stay connected with every member of their project / bid teams across any multiple of projects / bids by accessing all of their physical office tools instantly. People no longer need to be "at work" to be productive as Digital Workplaces enable teams to work in real time quicker and more efficiently than if they were in an office environment. Productivity Leaps Research by Cisco found that…

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Why RACI enabled digital workplaces provide real-time Pre-Construction Reviews, Gateways & Governance

Tuesday 7th January 2020
Philip Collard

Improve your governance approaches to avoid projects with high commercial risk Given profitable projects rely on excellent bids and excellent bids rely totally on good governance across every pre-construction workflow stage, having a RACI capability baked into the DNA of your entire end-to-end digital workflow processes is critical. We use RACI in our digital workplace to organise, collaborate and enable workflow management of reviews and approvals bespoke to each bid team member. Our digital workplace is preconfigured so you can set up all areas of your own current review and approval approaches, be they simple or extremely complicated. Our founders…

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In the future all work will be done in digital workplaces

Monday 9th December 2019
Philip Collard

Every construction firm now needs to initiate a business strategy that provide digital workplaces for their employees to get work done. Digital workplaces provides a virtual environment for your people to deliver all the work they are currently delivering in their physical environment. Digital workplaces enable people to become more productive as they all can simultaneously access all their role areas, responsibilities and activities using cloud technology, for all their projects irrespective of workflow stage. myConsole is a brand new digital workplace designed for pre-construction. It…

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No change required - I’m working as hard as I can

Tuesday 3rd December 2019
Philip Collard

The Challenge Despite explaining at the beginning of my client presentations that myConsole has all their current pre-construction processes built-in as one integrated digital workplace, very few people immediately see why this is a benefit. Yes, it avoids significant duplication across…

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What leadership needs to know about the future of Digital Workplaces

Wednesday 13th November 2019
Philip Collard

By 2025 Digital Workplaces will provide the Virtual, digital equivalent of the physical workplace A Digital Workplace provides the virtual, digital equivalent of a physical workplace, enabling employees to undertake all their current roles and responsibilities. For us in construction and infrastructure, this digital workplace will apply equally to a CEO of top 10…

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Selectivity: bid less and win more

Monday 21st October 2019
Philip Collard

Often, in the construction industry, the decision to go ahead with a bid is based on the intuition of a few individuals. Intuition certainly has its place, but it is possible to refine those decisions by basing them on knowledge gleaned from data. Without consistent selectivity, companies continue to fall into the trap of a 'scatter gun' approach to bidding. This is proven to result in more lost bids, each of which costing an average £44k per one for contractors. This is especially true if there…

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Digital Shock for the Construction Industry on the Horizon

Monday 13th May 2019
Philip Collard

Leadership teams in the construction industry who still see Cloud technology as just another IT improvement are in for a big shock. The cloud offers every industry the biggest opportunity in a generation to take a giant leap forward, and many industries already have achieved significant competitive advantages and market leading positions, such as online retail, banking, and transportation. However, there are still a few sector laggards who have not grabbed the opportunity to transform. My own industry, construction and infrastructure, is at the bottom of McKinsey's (a global management consultant) digital adoption league tables. For myself, I have to agree, because after 5 years of engaging leadership bodies, consultants and…

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Embrace Industry 4.0

Thursday 11th April 2019

The opportunity that digital transformation gives the Construction Industry is immense. If you are concerned with the future prosperity of your firm; driven by a…

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