Current barriers and possible solutions to effective project team formation and deployment within a large construction organisation

Raidén, A.B. ORCID: 0000-0001-7176-1139, Dainty, A.R.J. and Neale, R.H., 2004. Current barriers and possible solutions to effective project team formation and deployment within a large construction organisation. International Journal of Project Management, 22 (4), pp. 309-316.

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Abstract

The characteristics of the construction industry present an extremely challenging context for effective human resource management (HRM). The dynamic project-based nature of the industry results in extreme fluctuations in organisations’ workloads and requires teams to form, develop and disband relatively quickly. Thus, the importance of efficient management of employee resourcing activities cannot be understated. This paper reports on the findings of research which explored employee resourcing practices within large UK construction firms. The results suggest that managers currently attempt to carry out some strategic planning with regards to employee resourcing, but that this does not necessarily translate into effective operational practice which simultaneously takes account of organisational, project and individual employee needs. A new approach for more effective employee resourcing decision-making, based on encouraging the involvement of the employees in the deployment process, is put forward as a management tool which informs effective team formation and deployment. However, this will require the acceptance of both decision-support technology and of employee input into what is currently a tacit, management-oriented decision process.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Project Management
Creators: Raidén, A.B., Dainty, A.R.J. and Neale, R.H.
Publisher: Elsevier (not including Cell Press)
Date: 2004
Volume: 22
Number: 4
Rights: © 2004 Elsevier B.V.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:07
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:49
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22996

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