for November, 2016

Change Management in an Agile Capital Program

Posted on November 20, 2016 in Owners - 0

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a psychological phenomenon that reveals a humorous, but worrying part of human nature. It dictates that people often perceive their ability inverse to their actual ability. Those with skill undervalue themselves, and those without overvalue themselves.

Any responsible manager constantly fights against this effect, using personal experience and hard data to gain greater self-awareness. But it can rear its head in one particular arena: change management.

Our 2016 CURT Owner Trends Study focused on change management as it relates to organizational agility, or the ability for a capital construction program to rapidly adapt to new needs. Responses revealed that while we think about change a lot, and talk about change a lot, we don’t always manage it well. And that’s something we need to figure out.

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Continuum Advisory Group Talks E/C/F Futures with Construction Industry Institute

Posted on November 14, 2016 in Owners - 0

The demands upon internal Engineering, Construction and Facilities (E/C/F) groups are increasing. They are being asked to do more with less faster to accomplish strategic business objectives. Continuum Advisory Group found this and more to be true in a recent study called “Order Takers or Value Creators – Engineering, Construction, and Facilities Groups as Critical Drivers of Organizational Performance.“

The study was produced in partnership with the Construction Industry Institute (CII). Continuum Advisory Group’s Matt Marshall presented the study’s findings recently with the Associated General Contractors of Colorado Subcontractor Relations Committee. 

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