The Government Construction Strategy (GCS) was published in May 2011 setting objectives to be achieved by the end of the Parliament i.e. May 2015. So this was a timely event, but more significantly from my perspective was to gauge the understanding of the GCS and whether it had had any influence over practitioners to do things differently.
So before I gave my views I asked the audience, both within the room and those following on Twitter two questions:
- Has the Government Construction Strategy delivered?
- Has it influenced you to do anything different?
Using Poll Everywhere the audience were able to participate by responding via either the internet or text. The results were shown after people had had the opportunity to respond. As the first chart indicates the majority of respondents didn’t know whether the GCS had delivered or not and similarly as shown in the chart below the majority of respondents indicated to NOT being influenced by the strategy.
At the end of the presentation the same two questions were asked: And in relation to whether people believe they have been influenced by the GCS, the implications of the final poll question would indicate more so than originally thought.