"Collaboration has increased at all levels. Open conversations are being held. Issues are being raised more regularly in a structured format.  Problems are being brought up as problems to solve (mindset), being talked through and moved into solving more quickly. Leaders have developed naturally into positions of leadership through the Daily Management Systems meeting structure."

Oliver Fradley, Northern Maintenance Manager,

Downer Group

Creating a Culture of Excellence

Our lean Construction team are passionate about enabling better performance in NZ construction businesses. We want to help the industry create a step-change and transform from lagging other sectors in productivity improvement to leading. 

Our mission is to help our construction clients develop excellence with the goals of improved safety, quality, workflow reliability, customer satisfaction and ultimately financial sustainability.   Our focus is to help clarify improvement focus areas and provide the methods, systems and knowledge to realise change. Our approach will build the internal capability of your team to continuously improve and adapt.

We have an experienced team and partner with a number of organisations that help industry including Callaghan and Lean Construction ANZ. We have a track record of proven results in services including:

  • Multi-site culture transformation

  • Strategy deployment

  • Maturity Assessment

  • Process Improvement

  • Daily Management Systems (DMS)

  • Problem Solving

  • Coaching and Training

  • Lean Methodologies – 5S, VSM, Loss & Waste

Key outcomes our clients seek are:​

  • Team alignment behind business priorities

  • Established systems, processes and methods for achieving results

  • Teams doing the basics well – core processes functioning

  • Raised commercial awareness

  • Increased transparency and visibility across the business

  • Achievement of targets

  • More communication and collaboration

  • Growth of internal continuous improvement capability

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Whether your needs are a multi-site change program for a cultural transformation, planning process improvement or a specific project we have the team and experience to collaborate with your team and generate a successful outcome.






Steph - did you want the three arrows ('knowledge transfer',  'change support' & 'Intent service quality') - in between each box? Examples above.

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Daily Management Systems are a core backbone for continuous improvement. A DMS will provide KPI’s, clear communication and transparency across your teams every day. DMS benefits include:

  • Transparency and open conversations

  • “No blame” culture

  • Collaboration within and across teams

  • Improved communication

  • Problem solving

  • Improved accountability

  • Visibility of performance

  • Clear target and expectation setting

  • Leadership forums for leaders

  • Daily leadership development and team coaching

“A big improvement in planning. The team are getting the planning right – plan and do. Quality early warnings can be given to the client because planning is robust, and the team have the confidence in the information. More robust planning is freeing up people’s time.”

“A3 business plans have helped focus leaders and their teams on the right things.”

“DMS sets expectations for acceptable performance."

“Coaching is occurring naturally within teams at DMS.”

Working with us you can transform your culture from unstable and reactive to one that supports achieving challenging improvement objectives:

  • Lots of firefighting

  • Reactive

  • Poor communication

  • Lack of teamwork

  • Unclear targets

  • Issues not resolved

  • Stability

  • Responsiveness

  • Flowing communication

  • Team targets & goals

  • Transparency & visibility of performance every day

  • Clear expectations

  • Visible & faster issue resolution

  • Inconsistent planning

  • Stakeholders not all involved      

  • Unclear plan ahead

  • Improved reliability

  • Improved collaboration

  • Managed pipeline

  • Lack of alignment

  • Business priorities & direction not clear

  • Unfocused effort

  • Clear priorities 

  • Focused effort behind strategic priorities

  • Consistent Plan-Do-Check-Act  toward achievement of goals

  • More attention on what is important, over what is urgent

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We have proudly worked with the following organisations

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To find out more about our Lean Construction offering please contact Stephanie Pretorius on 021 701 818 or email

Intent Group Limited

PO Box 331523, Takapuna, Auckland 0740

Phone: (09) 523 0366

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