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New leadership patterns in construction

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Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Organization and Management of Construction
Subtitle of host publicationShaping Theory and Practice: Volume Two: Managing the Construction Project and Managing Risk
PublisherCRC Press
Pages581-588
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781135813840
ISBN (Print)0419222405, 9780419222408
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

Abstract

In Finland the environment of the construction industry has changed dramatically and competition is harder than ever before. Therefore construction firms must improve quality, raise productivity and reduce costs. The firms can avoid erosion of its competitive advantage through a reconfiguration of their internal competence. This can be achieved through a recognition of the fact that the essence of leadership is widely available to all employees. In this paper leadership is defined as the process of moving a team into a desired direction. Quality circles are examined as a means of increasing employees direct influence on their work.

Keywords

  • Construction, Leadership, Quality circles