Infrastructure

Building the backbone for sustainable success

A well-functioning, modern infrastructure is central to economic development and to quality of life. From the roads and railways needed to transport people and goods, to the power plants and communications networks that underpin economic and household activity, to the basic human need for clean water and sanitation, infrastructure matters to people and businesses everywhere. But most countries continue to underinvest in infrastructure.

Moreover, infrastructure systems remain among the least digitally transformed in the entire global economy. Many modern infrastructure assets have been designed, built, operated and maintained in much the same way for decades, despite enormous strides in innovation across sectors.

As a result, globally, 840 million people live more than 2 kilometers from all-weather roads, 1 billion people lack electricity, and 4 billion people lack Internet access. Achieving the World Bank’s Sustainable Development Goals will only be possible if we close these infrastructure gaps.

Technology that can improve the planning, performance, and provision of infrastructure exists, and a myriad of exciting innovations are already taking place at all stages of infrastructure development and delivery. Our infrastructure practice lives at the intersection of innovation and talent. We help global infrastructure organizations build smart, comprehensive solutions that stabilize and optimize their workforce and transform organizational performance.

Where we can help

Your results are what matters. We partner with you to continually evolve and optimize your workforce to reflect the changing needs of your business and the market. For example, we have helped our infrastructure clients address challenges like these.

Creating holistic talent and succession strategies

Infrastructure leaders need strategic vision, sophisticated financial competencies and cross-functional experience. Not only must they understand the business impact of a tough economic climate, but they must also have the skills and strength to navigate the entire value chain, from investment, engineering, design and procurement to construction and project management, operations and maintenance. 

It’s difficult to find talent with the right combination of these attributes, but, with unparalleled global reach and insights, our infrastructure consultants can help. We’ll show you how to identify and develop an agile, future-ready workforce and leaders capable of responding to crises and disruptions, given the volatile nature of the infrastructure industry.

Our experienced team also helps infrastructure firms ensure that their total reward and performance management framework aligns with their organization’s overarching business strategy and culture, driving desired behaviors and, ultimately, high employee engagement.

Leading the digital transformation

The new future of work is here, but many infrastructure organizations aren’t equipped to adapt to the pace of technological change. Digitalization is essential to drive higher efficiency and safer operations through automation and just-in-time delivery. But slow responses to market changes and a lack of tech acumen are often key barriers to growth and change for infrastructure businesses.

We help infrastructure organizations create a digital strategy that ensures they have a workforce with the skills and competencies necessary to excel.

Our infrastructure consultants evaluate your current workforce, then recommend the necessary assessments and development to address skills gaps and upgrade your workforce with reskilling and upskilling. 

Facilitating organizational realignment and cost optimization

Does your organization have the talent it needs for the future? And do you have a workable talent strategy that won’t break the bank? We focus on delivering sustainable strategies that ensure business agility and continuity, enabling infrastructure businesses to weather any crisis.

We help organizations evaluate cost-cutting tactics, such as organizational restructuring, outsourcing and right-sizing. We also work with organizations to develop talent and engagement strategies that raise productivity and efficiency, improving your organization’s stability.

Improving diversity and inclusion

We assist infrastructure organizations with creating an engaging and inclusive business environment for all employees. We examine your hiring, development, compensation and promotion practices to ensure that opportunities are equally available to everyone. We use our proprietary assessments and other research-validated tools to help you identify and develop high-potential talent. And we work with you to construct clearly defined career tracks that give up-and-coming talent the experience that positions them for leadership roles. In short, we help you build a transformational, inclusive talent strategy that will accelerate your company’s performance.

Let us be part of your success story

Contact us and see how our industry expertise can help you achieve your business goals.