Skills and workforce development
Levering Change in the Civil Infrastructure Industry: A Smart Workplaces Project 2008
Client: Queensland Department of Employment and Industrial Relations
This report documented characteristics of Queensland 'Smart Workplaces' initiative, which aimed to stimulate the more widespread nurturing and support of 'smart' business practices. In particular, the initiative sought to understand how good business practice relates to positive business outcomes. Based on three initial case studies - two in mid-sized heavy civil construction companies and one in a mid-sized heavy engineering firm - and a second round of case studies with two large businesses, the report identifies specific features of civil construction that promote or prevent smart practice and the levers for change.