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posted on 16.10.2015, 12:10 authored by Tamara Ekanayake, Wayne Lord, Patricia CarrilloPatricia Carrillo
Working behaviours are not easily changed, even though technology has been put into place to improve employee productivity and performance. Although construction projects are completed by multidisciplinary teams, human input is a common feature which provides lesson learning beyond the confinement of discipline specific procedures. This research focuses on an SME Civil and Structural engineering consultancy which is in the process of adopting Building Information Modelling (BIM) within the context of the UK government 2016 mandate. This research will explore how organisations can capitalise on user experience to maintain continuity amidst technological and social changes. A qualitative research strategy was adopted, based on an extensive literature review and semi-structured interviews in order to provide a snapshot of the actions undertaken by organisations to profit from employee experience. Reliance on an employee’s ability and experiences can be a bar as it limits an individual’s willingness to adopt different and new ways of working. As such, experience is a double edged sword as past ways of working can act as an inhibitor to the adoption of new practices.

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School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Proceedings of the 31st Annual ARCOM Conference

Pages

621 - 629

Citation

LONGWE, T., LORD, W.E. and CARRILLO, P.M., 2015. The impact of employee experience in uptake of company collaborative tool. IN: Raiden, A.B. and Aboagye-Nimo, E. (eds). Proceedings of the 31st Annual ARCOM Conference, Lincoln, UK, 7 -9 September, pp. 621-629.

Publisher

Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2015

Notes

This conference paper was presented at the 31st Annual ARCOM Conference held on the 7th - 9th September 2015, in Lincoln.

ISBN

978-0-9552390-9-0

Language

en

Location

Lincoln, UK