With a reduced workforce, the construction industry is constantly faced with the challenge of doing more with less. Being able to recognize when it’s time to take on new projects, or when it’s time to expand your team is paramount for thriving in an increasingly competitive industry. With most companies opting to use spreadsheets and whiteboards to manage their workforce, it’s no wonder why so many operations teams struggle when it comes to identifying gaps where a new project can fit into their workforce plan.
There has been endless business research done that suggests that most companies are well aware that an effective communication plan has an incredible impact on project outcomes and construction workforce management, or WFM. The Project Management Institute has written a report that quantifies the impact that ineffective communication can have on projects, their outcomes, and the overall success of the business.
Meetings have taken the working world in North America by storm. In fact, there are roughly 25 million meetings per day in the US alone. It’s estimated that more than $37 billion dollars are spent on unproductive meetings each year.
Whiteboards kept you at the office, spreadsheets keep you at your desk. Now, the Bridgit Bench mobile app keeps you connected from anywhere by giving you the ability to collaborate on your workforce plan from anywhere and make adjustments while on the move.
There are three goals that define Canada’s glory in international hockey. Each generation has their own memory of a hero, whose shot lit the red light and sent the country into unbridled elation. Before Sidney Crosby’s “Golden Goal” – Vancouver 2010, and Mario Lemieux’s late wrist shot – 1987 Canada Cup, there was Paul Henderson’s winner against the Soviet Union to capture the 1972 Summit Series.
Let’s face it, blog posts about spreadsheets are about as engaging to read as spreadsheets are fun to use, but there’s clearly a movement happening right now with construction technology and software solutions looking to pull the industry out of static spreadsheet systems like Microsoft Excel or Lotus 1 2 3 for resource and workforce planning. The reason for that is very simple.
From the World’s Most Famous Arena – Madison Square Garden, to Maple Leaf Gardens, Mark Osborne had a chance to play for a few of the NHL’s marquee franchises.
When it comes to taking on the challenge of creating a company’s workforce and resource plan, it’s important to note that strategy can change dramatically as a result of technological innovation. The Harvard Business Review points out that since the impact of technology will happen over the span of multiple years, instead of overnight, that many companies are slow in reaction to the shift.
In our last post we discussed resource management in relation to a recent study done by the Harvard Business School and the Boston Consulting Group. Through the study, a gap in perspectives was discovered between management and employees in how they view change in the workplace. This gap leads operations to underestimate employees’ ambitions and as a result, underinvest in their skill sets.
View article “It was really important for us to partner with a debt provider that understood our vision and we’re excited about the massive opportunity for new and innovative solutions in the construction industry,” said Mallorie Brodie, CEO at Bridgit. “Post-closing, Amy [Olah, of CIBC] and her team have continued to support us with their