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Leaders are key to building a culture that motivates, innovates _ Construction Dive

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https://www.constructiondive.com/news/leaders-are-key-to-building-a-culture-that-motivates-innovates/552186/ 1/4 By Kathleen Brown Published April 8, 2019 DENVER—Poor company culture comes at a cost to contractors' pocketbooks and projects, said two speakers at the Associated General Contractors of America's convention last week, and the onus is on leadership to steer culture in a direction that motivates talent and fosters innovation on the jobsite. Only one-third of workers like their jobs, according to Gallup research cited in the presentation, while 51% are disengaged at work and 16% are actively disengaged. That's a considerable pool of workers who may be exerting a drag on corporate culture, said Matt Steere, a construction strategist at Autodesk. Yet those individuals may still be passionate about the industry at their core. Construction leaders tend to have a good idea of which employees might be slipping into disinterest, however. Those managers, and even those less aware, have the opportunity to counter this issue through fostering an environment that stimulates and inspires them to innovate their workflows, he added. The vocabulary of change Developing this kind of environment, according to Aaron Phillips, virtual design and construction director at Danis Building Construction Co., requires something that seasoned superintendents and foremen are either skeptical of or Leaders are key to building a culture that motivates, innovates CLICK FOR ARTICLE LINK

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