Building better teams through social competency and collaborative behaviours

Building better teams through social competency and collaborative behaviours

ResoLex is an independent consultancy specialising in collaborative working, risk monitoring, and stakeholder engagement. We see projects comprising of three primary areas of expertise; technical, commercial, and social. The social element is often ignored by project leaders or allowed to drift to the periphery of project activity. We work with project teams across several industries, using a combination of behavioural theory, technology, and industry experience to co-create new solutions that help them work better together – resulting in more efficient and sustainable projects.

In December 2020, the Government released ‘The Construction Playbook’ in a bid to transform how major projects and programmes are assessed, procured, and delivered. This is part of a wider goal to make construction a world-class sector by improving productivity, providing jobs, and achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Based on our research into team performance and our experiences in supporting teams engaged in the design and construction process, we released ‘Changing Behaviours in Construction: A complement to the Construction Playbook’. The report is intended to act as a supplement to the Construction Playbook, providing those tasked with implementing the new procedures with some practical advice on how to create and then lead strong project teams.

For Digital Construction Week 2021 our Consultant, Kelachi Amadi-Echendu and Associate, Karen Fugle (also Executive Coach at SleepingGiant Consulting) will be highlighting our ‘Top Five Suggestions for Improving Project Performance through Collaborative Behaviours’ in the ‘People & Change’ theatre at 4pm on day two, the 25th of November.

Digital Construction Week - speaker sessionThe full details can be found on the Digital Construction Week website here.

As a teaser, here are the areas we will be discussing during the talk that will help provide you and your teams with practical guidance and tools that can be applied to the industry challenges highlighted throughout.

  1. Front-end loading
  2. Selecting the right Team Leaders
  3. Measuring cultural development
  4. Aligning to a common goal
  5. Adjusting the mindset of conflict avoidance

If you’re intrigued, pop along to our talk or email us (info@resolex.com) to arrange a chat on the day. We look forward to seeing you at Digital Construction Week! For more information on our services please visit our website: www.resolex.com.

We’re speaking at Digital Construction Week 2021

We’re speaking at Digital Construction Week 2021

Digital Construction Week is a two-day event bringing industry professionals together to explore innovation in the built environment. The exhibition is held at the Excel Centre, London on the 24th and 25th November 2021. If you’re looking to become more efficient, collaborative, connected, profitable, and sustainable – this is the place to be!

If you’re attending, you can join our very own Consultant, Kelachi Amadi-Echendu and our Associate, Karen Fugle (also, Executive Coach at SleepingGiant Consulting) in the ‘People & Change’ theatre at 4pm on the 25th of November. During the session, we’ll be diving into our top five suggestions for improving project performance through collaborative behaviours with reference to our latest publication ‘Changing Behaviours in Construction: A complement to the Construction Playbook’. You can find the full summary on the Digital Construction Week website here. 

Digital Construction Week - speaker session

If you haven’t already, register here for your free delegate pass. 

Welcome to the team Ifonima!

Welcome to the team Ifonima!

We are thrilled to announce our newest team member – a huge ResoLex welcome Ifonima!

Ifonima is our newest Consultant, specialising in strengthening leadership within major projects. He has expertise in project leadership, strategic planning and project implementation. He has a keen interest in the relationship between people, decision-making, and projects – with a proven track record of facilitating successful project delivery across the construction sector.

Welcome to the team Ifonima

We are delighted to welcome Ifonima to the ResoLex team.

 

Finding the right skill set for new ResoLex team members is no small task, the mixture of strategic systems thinking with practical implementation experience is a big ask of anyone. Therefore, we were very excited to

 meet Ifonima who has industry project experience, identified the growing industry need for developing collaborative leaders, and undertook a PhD, researching leadership decision-making in complex 

projects.

 

We look forward to incorporating Ifonima’s thinking and research into our approach going forward.

Edward Moore, Chief Executive at ResoLex

During his second week, Ifonima made a big impression at the ICW member’s event. Watch the video below for the main highlights and to hear his view on collaboration post-pandemic (from 0.24 seconds).

Collaboration means getting things done with everyone working towards the same objectives, the same vision, the same aspiration… the main lesson today is that collaboration is difficult but it is doable!

Ifonima Essien, Consultant at ResoLex

21 this year, so we’ve had to move out!

21 this year, so we’ve had to move out!

We have a new location!

After 16 years at 70 Fleet Street, the building is being redeveloped which has necessitated our move.

During our time in Fleet Street, we saw the ResoLex team and our industry impact grow.

The dining room provided a convivial environment for many Roundtable events and the meeting rooms held many important and exciting workshops that have helped shape national infrastructure projects.

We’ve been fortunate enough to move with our friends and colleagues at the IDRC and now have state of the art facilities at
1 Paternoster Lane, Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7BQ

We look forward to welcoming clients, colleagues, and friends to the new offices!

Changing Behaviours in Construction: A complement to the Construction Playbook

Changing Behaviours in Construction: A complement to the Construction Playbook

The release of the UK government’s Construction Playbook in December 2020 has the potential to be a ‘game-changer’ for the construction industry in the UK. It sets out a series of steps intended to accelerate the delivery of public sector projects, releasing greater value whilst improving the mechanisms for planning, procuring, and delivering construction projects. The Playbook provides a mix of old and new ideas, reminding us of some of the best practices from the past whilst recognising the potential that new technology can bring.

By adding the behavioural element to the best practice areas identified in the Construction Playbook, we can enable project teams to perform to a significantly higher level than current norms in the UK construction industry.

The ideas and practices set out in this paper are based on extensive research into team performance and our experiences in supporting teams engaged in the design and construction process. We know that people are messy; human behaviour changes according to the environment we work in and we usually revert to individualistic behaviours under severe pressure or conflict. However, when the culture is right, we can achieve amazing results.

You can download the report from our Community page, or follow the link: Changing Behaviours in Construction Report

 

 

Our team is growing this year!

Our team is growing this year!

Contact us to find out more about the different roles that are available.

If you are a specialist in organisational and project culture, change and transition management, collaborative working or leadership development and want to develop those skills further working on complex projects, we’d love to hear from you.