Embracing new tech on the construction site has been a silver lining to the ongoing pandemic. Although this transition hasn’t been easy, with luck we will see a reduction in pandemic negatives while retaining the increased productivity and efficiency of new tech.
The FranklinCovey group calls it “Clarify Purpose”. Microsoft labels it as “Create Clarity”. In one of the most watched TED Talks of all time, leadership thought leader and speaker, Simon Sinek, stresses that the best leaders “Start with Why”. Regardless of the exact wording, the leadership principle rings true across a multitude of platforms – direction. Teams benefit from, thrive on and crave direction from their leaders.
Does your company need social media? The short answer is yes. The long answer is yes for many reasons. We’re not going to be able to cover all of the reasons your company needs social media in this post. However, we can and will go over four of the most important reasons your company needs social media. While this article focuses on construction marketing, the tips will be useful for any industry.
Call it a trigger, a pet peeve or that thing that grinds your gears…we all have them. Some unique, some recurring, there are those instances that set off a nearly automatic and charged response which typically ends poorly. Conventional wisdom suggests that difficult thoughts and feelings have no place at work, though. Champ up, stuff it down and put on your cheerful (or at least stoic) face and move on.
The first step to building an outstanding construction crew is to find and hire skilled, knowledgeable and dedicated employees. Once you hire these skilled workers, however, you have to make certain that you can keep them on your crew. While not everyone will be lured away by a slightly better paycheck, employees today are often enticed by benefits and other workplace bonuses, including a strong workplace culture within which they feel appreciated. If you don’t or can’t offer some of these benefits, you may find that it’s hard to keep your top employees, and even supervisors, expeditors and job managers.
When you know a trade extremely well and have made a name for yourself, the next logical step is to take matters into your hands and launch your business. That’s easier said than done. Here are some of the steps savvy contractors take to turn their small business into a success.
In 2021’s overly competitive business environment, innovation is what keeps a company ahead of the competition. But, having an ingenious idea for a product or service isn’t enough if you don’t have the proper infrastructure to support it.
However, at the pace everything is going today, you may need to evaluate and improve your operations more often and adjust your strategy accordingly.
Read on to find out if your business is in need of operational help.
There are multiple, tried-and-true strategies that today’s construction businesses and contractors have utilized to expand their organization’s initiatives. Today, the industry revolves around a large, competitive market, and only the best practices will help a construction business stay ahead of the game.