Questionnaire data revealed some interesting insights, namely it can be observed that in the design build contracting, and not all employees understand them to be efficient. Secondly, there are a percentage of participants from the design build industry who believe that the work is somewhat overrated. The design build approach is an approach towards construction that relies on beginning construction even before the total design is completed. This method of construction is not effective as time is not spend dedicatedly to design. This frees up many resources to take part in construction even as they are waiting on design to complete.
In terms of conflict of opinions, it is observed that around 40 percent indicated 5 and above conflicts and 60 percent indicated at least 10 and above conflicts. In terms of conflict avoidance, almost all employees replied in the higher end. Around 70% of them implied high priority and it was observed that 0% voted in the lower priority end. Similarly, for the question of how project managers seek to reduce conflicts, everybody voted that their project managers gave it a high priority. In terms of priority given to handling conflicts, around 70 percent indicated that PMs do handle conflicts. Around sixty percent answered that communication issues in the workplace contribute to conflicts and around 30 percent answered somewhat. None answered no.
In terms of leadership around 40 percent answered that they believe better leadership is required in design build projects to handle communication and conflict issues and 30 percent answered somewhat. What was interesting was around 30 percent did not believe leadership was a necessity when it came to improving conflict management in the workplace. Now once again, there are some indications (at least as a logical inference) that employees will not be making the right connections towards conflict management.