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How do you begin a lean transformation for a contractor with a traditional system of management? How do you apply Last Planner, cost loading, flow-line, BIM, etc.?
Any social, economic and organizational change needs a transformation in the basis and the support of the people who run the corporation or the country. Consequently, the contractors will be first. We have a recent example: lean construction implementation in Peru. We need a new approach.
We are indeed in a change management situation. The Prosci Method is a solution. It seeks to create Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Attitude and Reinforcement in workers. It is called A.D.K.A.R. Getting Things Done is another program taught in IESE Business School, led by Fabrizio Ferraro, but is more useful for multinational corporations.
We really require the site manager as a change leader. I will use the title of Caruso´s book The Emotionally Intelligent Manager to help understanding of his new role: the emotionally-competent site manager for change. Another option would be to create a site team with these qualities, according to the distributed leadership concept; that is to say, the change strategy is run by a team.
The unconscious is affected by our emotions and thoughts. And our conduct get influenced by the unconscious mind. Then, if we are talking about habits, attitudes and behaviours; we must take into account what we are thinking and feeling. In 2007, Adler proved that negative emotions affect the immunological system, and consequently decrease our energy and profitability at work.
There are several emotional competency models at present. Bisquerra´s model is the most integral approach, but the model of nineteen emotional competencies advanced by Goleman, Boyatzis, Mckee (2002) is very useful for corporations:
Competencies related to intelligence emotional