Change management in public agencies to attain low carbon efficiencies

Ibbottson, K, Farrell, P and Whittleston, GS ORCID: 2015, 'Change management in public agencies to attain low carbon efficiencies' , Proceedings of the 12th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built Environment, 12 , pp. 782-789.

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There is great impetus to implement change in all areas of the UK economy. Key aims are to reduce costs and CO2 emissions, and increase efficiency and growth. There are often difficulties in putting change into practice, evidenced by the perceived lack of progress on 1990s recommendations by Latham and Egan. Change can be most difficult in the public sector, whereby long established ways of working are culturally ingrained. The basis of this research is a comprehensive literature review. It forms the foundation for an electronic survey of practising professionals in a leading government agency that procures major construction projects; findings from this survey will be reported in subsequent work. The survey embraces the whole supply chain of the agency, since many authoritative sources call for integration, and for change to be implemented in partner organisations. The research will also be supported by interviews, both at early stages in the development of the main research instrument, and in later stages during interpretations of findings. The main analytical approach will be quantitative. There is a focus upon the role of leadership in implementing change and judgements are made about whether the knowledge level of practitioners is sufficient to allow them to drive new initiatives. Conclusions and recommendations are made regarding training, knowledge management and Building Information Modelling.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Proceedings ISBN: 9781907842726
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 12th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built Environment
Publisher: University of Salford
Depositing User: GS Whittleston
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2019 10:05
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 01:41

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