Project Five Consulting

Consultancy

our approach

knowledgeable | creative | passionate

Project Five Consulting is a boutique management consultancy dedicated to improving the organisational resilience of construction sector firms.

Organisational resilience is a relative and dynamic concept. It is a goal rather than a single activity. For all organisations, maintaining high levels of resilience will require a determined effort to continuously improve a complex flow of interactions between people, processes and systems, in order to build robustness, agility and adaptiveness across the entire organisation and its supply chain.

At Project Five Consulting we take a management science led approach to intervention, combined with a contextual focus and understanding of the trends and challenges impacting construction sector firms. Our interventions follow a four-phase process as follows:

phase 1: strategic development

Strategic development is the management processes that inform, shape and support the critical decisions faced by organisations. We use well-proven methods and techniques, together with contextual sound-boarding to help leadership teams make ‘resilience’ focused decisions.

phase 2: operational research

Using proven diagnostic, research and investigation methods, we are experienced in conducting in-depth analysis of an organisations’ current state to support the design and implementation of developments to achieve a higher level of resilience.

phase 3: design and implement

From people and teams, to process design and systems development we use well-honed set of business improvement techniques to support the design and implementation of organisational developments.

phase 4: evaluate and embed

We gather data to evaluate the outcomes of our intervention. This data is critical to the continuous improvement cycle of the organisation and provides a validation of the new state of organisational resilience.

what is organisational resilience?

change is the only constant in life

BSI defines organisational resilience as ‘the ability of an organisation to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions in order to survive and prosper’, BS65000:2014 Guidance on Organizational Resilience.

In today’s fast changing and interconnected marketplace, organisational resilience is the ultimate backdrop to a firm’s competitive advantage. It extends beyond risk management towards a more holistic view of organisational development that builds strength and success over the long-term. In today’s construction sector, a resilient organisation is not one that simply survives, but one that adds value to society by improving the lives of people, protecting the natural environment, and enables economic prosperity for all. 

Developing organisational resilience requires the adoption of ‘excellence’ through continuous improvement and innovation, with the goal of increasing competence and capability across all aspects of an organisation. This allows leaders to make better decisions with confidence, defending against threats, and making the most of the opportunities as they present themselves.

Research findings:

“76% of construction firms agree that organisational resilience is a prerequisite for long term growth and 66% say it is a source of competitive advantage”.

The Organisational Resilience of the UK Construction Industry (March 2018)

what we know

knowledge without practise is useless, practise without knowledge is dangerous

In developing organisational resilience in construction firms, our knowledge continues to evolve and span strategic change agenda driven by disruptive and trending themes facing this sector.

DIGITAL

Developing construction business models to adapt to digital technology and workflows.

LEAN

Improving productivity and customer value through lean and continuous improvement techniques.

CSR

Developing organisations to create impact through CSR and social value strategies.

SUSTAINABILITY

Supporting organisations to adapt  toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

LEADERSHIP

ILM accredited courses and qualifications to support leadership development (see Academy).

WINNING WORK

Supporting construction firms to win work through competitive strategy and quality bid writing.

INNOVATION

Supporting organisations to innovate in modern methods, products and processes.

AGILE

Fast-paced organisational change and innovation using agile project delivery methods.

KPI

Supporting organisations to improve performance using KPI measurement and benchmarking.