A lack of flexibility, management involvement, support, appropriate training, effective organizational communication, and communication between employees and management are the main obstacles that may hinder organizational change management practices. Similarly, failure to cope with people resistance and test the process, poor senior management, misapplication, and misunderstanding of the models and techniques can all contribute to negative associate morale and slow down the change management process.
When the outcome of the process does not exceed the expectation of the Organizational Change Management (OCM), then the process of Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) has failed and can cause the organization a tremendous financial loss. Moreover, companies can also bring changes to the organizational management system by focusing on the Maturity Model that assists in increasing their maturity level and stabilizing their positions in the competitive marketplace.
Impact of Constraints on Construction Projects
Various factors may limit the Change Management (CM) process of organizations, predominantly construction projects. The most common constraints are mentioned below:
Economic constraints are based on the allocation of money and budgetary limitations. Simply stated, economic constraints are centered around money. Companies without budgets would not be able to effectively achieve proposed objectives and goals regarding quality measures and productivity. Therefore, the allocation of money within the budget is entirely dependent on the progress of the project. If the funds are not allocated appropriately, it will negatively affect the performance and progress of the project and can result in a financial loss for the organization.
Rules and regulations may cause some issues in the lifecycle of construction projects. These legal constraints are likely associated with safety and work laws, supervision regulation, and plans but may affect the project’s performance. Legal constraints generally impede the construction process by creating delays that affect schedules and affect the reliability of the projects and organization. Understanding legal constraints allows the project manager to prepare and work to avoid any obstacles so the project can be completed on time and on budget.
Environmental constraints are rules and considerations regarding the physical environment within a construction project. These considerations can include air quality, tree maintenance, site visitor limits, sound management, and so forth. Within the planning and design stage of the project, the project management team must consult with the Environmental Division to obtain an endorsement or validation for the project. If the endorsement is not obtained at the appropriate point in time, the project could be delayed or canceled altogether. Additionally, there could be one-time technological constraints that surface from air security, hierarchy renovation, visitor limits, excavation restrictions, and so forth.
There are specialized requirements in the United Kingdom that can apply to temporary technical sites. Specialized requirements can be thought out and prepared for by the project team at the onset of the construction project. Building assignments in the United Kingdom can become a constraint on a project if they require a temporary field site. These sites may have capacity or space limits, difficulties receiving deliveries, or have technical constraints where electricity, air conditioning, heat, and maintenance work are essential. Similarly, having an internet connection with appropriate broadband, phone lines, and a security system are additional technical constraints on a worksite of a construction project. In essence, worksites require adaptability that traditional work environments may not need. In addition to these technical constraints, the project team must continue to advance the project according to the timeline and budget.
Constraints are inevitable in any construction project. They commonly include economic constraints, legal constraints, environmental constraints, and technical constraints. While awareness does not suggest that every requirement or constraint can be overcome, it is beneficial to the team and construction project to be prepared and work within the limitation and not against it.
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