Keeping Your Construction Team Engaged

Maintaining employee engagement is one of the biggest challenges a construction firm faces. If your construction team is highly engaged, they will be more productive and less likely to quit. Here are some tips that will help keep your employees engaged.

Feedback

Technology has made consistent employee feedback easier than ever. You want to seek out anonymous feedback from employees so you have an accurate, trustworthy idea of how your employees feel about the company and their work experiences. This data will allow you to identify weaknesses in the company’s culture and give you new ideas about how to motivate your construction team.

Resources

Especially with new hires, having the right tools and resources is an important aspect of employee engagement. New employees tend to have numerous questions and concerns, but needing to approach a manager or coworker every time you have a question can be intimidating. Having a resource site makes a huge difference. It will keep new hires engaged and help build their confidence. If you ask your current employees to contribute to the resource site with their insights, this is a way to help these employees feel more involved.

Celebrate Wins

Recognizing achievements is an excellent way to motivate your team and keep them engaged. Celebrate big wins as well as small wins. For example, recognize team members who go the extra mile or the whole team when they finish a project early. Small prizes can help with achievements as well, such as gift cards or bonuses. The goal is to incentivize the team so that they want to do well and look forward to coming to work.

Take an Active Role in the Team

Be aware of what your team members are working on at all times. If you know exactly what is going on with your team, you are better prepared to offer guidance and support. Make yourself available to answer questions or to offer assistance. If you want your employees to be engaged, you have to show them that you are also engaged.

With the employment market as competitive it is, you need your employees to be highly engaged. It starts with have leadership that is involved. You also have to go out of your way to understand what your employees like and dislike about working with the company and to understand what motivates them. This will allow you to create a custom strategy that will ensure that your team has all the right incentives to succeed.

 

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