What does effective Governance mean for my business?

What does effective Governance mean for my business?

Of all the concepts that a small business needs to take on board as it grows and matures, Governance is the one that sounds most “corporate”. Especially since Governance encompasses words such as authority, accountability, direction and control. The evolution of...

Trust me, this article is about Productivity

Social media-fuelled debate thrives on immediacy and drama: “I’m OUTRAGED!” “who’s dropped the ball on that?” “Someone (obviously not me) should fix that!” “wHy haven’t they fixed it yet?” Sometimes short-term, reactive behaviour is exactly what’s needed. Pretty much...
Reflections on a Theme: Is Australia’s Big Infrastructure Build Delivering Value?

Reflections on a Theme: Is Australia’s Big Infrastructure Build Delivering Value?

A recent CEDA conference in Sydney headlined “Is Australia’s Big Infrastructure Build Delivering Value?” coincided with the 21 March 2022 release of Infrastructure Australia’s report on “A roadmap to a more productive and resilient future” A fair amount of the...
Productivity improvement in Engineering & Construction – why is it so important?

Productivity improvement in Engineering & Construction – why is it so important?

  I’ll let you in on a secret: I’m finding it hard to remember what life was like prior to the onset of the dreaded “C” situation. Can you recall what was happening across Australia 5 years ago? I’ll summarise with help from my archives and more specifically a 15...
Insights from the Past – 75 Years of Transport Engineering & Construction in Australia

Insights from the Past – 75 Years of Transport Engineering & Construction in Australia

The central role of Government is the most obvious and defining characteristic of the engineering and construction industry in Australia. Our public sector is primarily responsible for creating the market for constructing and maintaining the roads, railways, airports...