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…

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Move all your outdated work winning approaches and practices into digital workplace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

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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…

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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…

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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 delivers an…

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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 spreadsheets), but having the ability to work collaboratively across all bids irrespective of workflow stages at the speed of WhatsApp is not easily recognised as an advantage. I understand the reason why they cannot see benefits, and it is because there is a lack of benchmarking of the…

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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. It is not simply access to Power BI dashboards driven by a range of key spreadsheets but a highly personalised, dashboard view of all their individual roles and responsibilities across all their projects and activities, however complex. It is likely in the future each employee will refer to it as "my digital workplace". A Significant Step Forward The adoption of this new…

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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'…

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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…

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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…

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