Project Quarterly ‘Innovation’ Competition

Good ideas and initiatives that support the restrictions introduced to help combat coronavirus are being shared across site through the project’s dedicated Knowledge Hub newsletter.

The project leadership team is also keen to identify initiatives that could benefit any aspect of the project’s work by encouraging creative thinking across the entire team. The new ideas are to be submitted as part of a quarterly ‘innovation’ competition and can be related to ensuring continued and successful teamwork amid social distancing restrictions, or any other aspect.

The initiative is dependent upon gaining increased engagement with the operatives out on site, as well as the construction and support function teams. Financial incentives are being offered by the senior leadership team to give recognition to the importance of devising new ideas, concepts, processes and technologies to improve how we work or use our resources.

A quarterly prize was set at £500 for the winning entry, and the trade contractor whose worker submitted it will receive a ceremonial plaque and a £200 donation to a charity of their choice. If the winning individual is sponsored by a construction or project manager, the sponsor also receives a £250 voucher. The reward structure targets everyone on the project to be motivated towards promoting good practise and innovative ideas.

Within its first week, five ideas were submitted with the potential to be implemented and make significant changes to our ways of working.

This example of best practice is just one way that projects can work to tackle the virus and reduce the spread. For full guidance and the latest Government advice read the Construction Leadership Council’s Site Operating Procedures.

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