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.

In the future all work will 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 delivers an individual experience for each user's specific RACI role within their own virtual environment based on a single source of centrally held data. Within myConsole each member of your work winning and bid teams have…

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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 current separate tools (mainly individual…

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Work is what I do, not where I go

Monday 25th November 2019
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…

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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 contractor or an assistant site manager.…

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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 is no feedback loop, therefore losing the opportunity to improve areas of weakness within the bid process, or to re-address win themes.…

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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…

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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 need to win more work with a greater level of certainty, an ever-increasing level of efficiency, then my informed blog series are designed to inform your thinking. An industrial revolution is happening right now, its number 4.0. Just as the first industrial revolution enabled…

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8 reasons for Pre-Construction to digitalise their workflow

Saturday 23rd March 2019

Businesses across the world face pressures to capitalise on the latest technology and embrace digitalisation. The construction sector is no different. Technologies such as BIM, 5D modelling and 3D printing are changing the traditional approaches to building projects. But there's more to the digitalisation story than these headline-grabbing technologies. Systems and processes are ripe for change, especially in the Pre-Construction sector. Many businesses still rely on paper forms and excel spreadsheets to manage their workflow. Even the more tech-savvy businesses that use a CRM system, struggle to make it work with their processes. myConsole is a cloud-based, bid management system that brings every team member onto the same page. It uses algorithms to…

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The construction industry: Under the digital spotlight

Thursday 7th March 2019

The business world is significantly changing. The new era of Digitisation is here. Businesses across the globe are developing a digital strategy and adopting new technology into their core business. Management Consultants like PwC and McKinsey are helping organisations understand this new world order and are…

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Why the bid cycle lends itself perfectly to digitalisation

Thursday 28th February 2019

The key stages of work winning are a series of interlocking steps; phases of a process and links in a chain. Every stage must work, or the bid can't succeed. In the heat of multiple tenders being submitted, and a fragmented working environment, the average rate of success for bid submissions is 1 in 5; a result which…

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