Achieving Sustainable Growth in Engineering and Construction
Australia in the mid-1980s was Internationally respected in Engineering & Construction and has the potential to achieve greatness again. The cost of industry mediocracy translates to an enormous waste of scarce time and money, derailed careers and lost opportunity. Small and medium businesses generate the energy and innovation that drives Australia’s economy – they must step up now!
This book will highlight the “steel ceiling” that exists for these businesses today. It will also spell out in clear and actionable terms, an effective methodology to grow sustainable businesses in this industry.
About the Book
Australia’s engineering and construction industry is struggling to develop a coherent strategy for thriving in the modern world of technology-driven disruption and responding to the challenge of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions.
mall and medium businesses generate the energy and innovation that drives Australia’s economy. This book will examine the “steel ceiling” that exists for these businesses in the infrastructure engineering and construction industry today. It also gives readers the key to overcoming this barrier: in clear and actionable terms, with examples and stories from the industry, an effective methodology to grow sustainable businesses in this industry.
From this book, readers will understand:
- The internal and external forces of economics that impact the industry
- How to analyse shifting demands, needs, and investment imperatives
- The need for aligned values, behaviour and leadership that fosters growth
- The 4 key pillars that are the key to a thriving, sustainable business
By analysing and evaluating the external forces that influence engineering and construction businesses in Australia, this book will provide owners and senior management with the knowledge needed to develop more effective business roadmaps and build great and sustainable business enterprises.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INDUSTRY IS THE KEY TO GROWTH
HOW TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS VISION AND VALUES
DON’T GET BLOCKED BY THE STEEL CEILING
UNDERSTAND THE 4 KEY PILLARS FOR A SOLID BUSINESS
Learn how internal and external political and economic forces shape your industry so that you can understand the role of your business and how it can grow moving forward.
Learn how your vision, values, and leadership skills drive your business culture and are key
to building essential industry and team relationships.
Every business reaches a “tipping point” where they face a barrier to growth. Learn from strategies and examples how you can surmount this barrier and take your engineering and construction business to the next level.
Understand how to achieve sustainable growth through four key pillars that give a great business its structure: product capability and fit, revenue channels and sales processes, operational functions; and assets and resources.
Engineering and construction in Australia is an industry sector heavily exposed to rapid changes in general economic circumstances. Many good businesses in the industry are successful in boom
times but go bust when economic conditions recede. This book highlights current issues in the sector and outlines what it takes for a business to withstand the economic test of time: outlining lessons in leadership as well as the 4 key pillars that structure business,
it provides a detailed methodology for how to craft a business strategy that effectively responds to the industry environment.
Primary: government project directors and directors, owners, senior managers, and executives of
small to medium-sized contracting, professional services/consulting and supplier businesses in engineering and construction. This book not only provides essential context for understanding current challenges to the engineering, construction, and infrastructure industries in Australia; it also offers
a clear pathway for anyone looking to beat these challenges and develop a sustainable, growth- focused business.