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Features from June 2020

New thinking, practical advice and professional insight.

Is government support for housebuilders enough?

12 June: The UK government has introduced a range of measures to support all businesses during the COVID-19 crisis, but how well are these working for construction? Should more be done to avoid serious long-term consequences for housebuilders, particularly SME builders?

Is a communication strategy necessary for remote working?

17 June: For a virtual team to run effectively everyone has to know when to communicate and what tools they should be using. Oliver Deacon argues that not only is a communication strategy vital, but that it is crucial that managers lead by example.

The four skills remote managers should focus on

10 June: Coronavirus has highlighted the challenge of managing individuals and teams that cannot meet face-to-face. Leadership coach Oliver Deacon argues that to succeed managers need to dedicate more time on communication, context, clarity and culture.

Can COVID change supply chain management in construction?

8 June: With many construction clients in the dark about the impact of coronavirus on their suppliers, the pandemic may be the catalyst for a more intelligence-led approach to supply chains, spreading risk and cost more equitably.