You’ve probably seen the articles or heard the buzz around the importance of company culture, but never really thought it applied. That’s just for office workplaces, right? Actually, despite less focus in construction and related industries, it’s just as vital.
Having a strong company culture means you’re putting in the work to think about the experience for your workers, which ultimately leads to more loyalty and better results. It’s not something you can change overnight, but the effort is worth it. Here are four tips to successfully create a company culture in your construction business.
Work with a purpose
The reality of the labor shortage is probably one you’ve felt, and it’s partially due to construction and other industries operating without a true purpose. Sure, you work to complete your projects, but what else are you striving to do?
While it’s the millennial generation bringing attention to this, having a driving purpose benefits more than just this audience. When your whole team knows what they’re working to and feels like they’re a part of something, your company culture will grow and thrive.
Promote inclusivity and a welcoming environment
By making every member of your team feel welcomed, they will trust you more and work harder. It’s important for people to work at a company where they feel accepted, and you want to make sure that feeling is prevalent. Not only is this just generally good advice for treating other human beings, but you will also see the impact in your culture and bottom line as well.
Develop a company vision
Similar to purpose, the concept of a singular vision can help your team rally around the work and strive to accomplish more as part of the overall mission. One of the key points here is to do this collaboratively so you aren’t telling your workers what you want but encouraging them to be a part of figuring out where you want to go together.
Always lead by example
With all of these points, if your workers don’t see management leading by example, they won’t know why they should listen and/or follow. Be the first person to embrace your purpose, vision, and all your team members and their cultures.
Find the right employees with TKO Staffing
When you’re looking for new team members, you want workers who will not only have the skills but fit into your now thriving culture. With TKO, you don’t need to worry about that. We work with you to find exactly what you’re looking for and deliver better talent faster. Contact us today to get started with our construction staffing services!