Teamwork in Construction
Try walking a day in the boots of a construction worker and a few things might surprise you. Even if you work in construction, the day-to-day of another construction worker might be completely different than you initially thought. Construction sites include a variety of jobs and trades, competing priorities, and hard-hitting deadlines. Managing all of that takes a lot of teamwork, in terms of individual teams and the company as a whole.
How Teamwork Helps
Good construction businesses are built through teamwork. These teams understand the importance of sharing information as a team and building trust. When individual workers make the commitment to be team players and feel that they are part of a team, everyone wins. Not only will productivity and quality improve the project, but the overall safety will increase, as well.
That is why Fox Construction Group (UK) Ltd is committed to cooperation on the job site and off of it.
Along with safety, teamwork also enables us to have clear and open lines of communication. Good communication means that everyone can voice their opinion. If every member of your team feels empowered to voice their opinion, that means a better, more trustworthy workforce. Building trust ensures that workers are comfortable sharing their suggestions and concerns. This open communication will also translate into more successful projects, as well.
Foregoes any shortcuts
Complicated construction projects are simplified when teams work together. As the team at Fox Construction Group (UK) Ltd begins each project, we clearly outline each task, day, milestone, and purpose of the project. By doing this, we explain to each manager the details of their work and how vital it is to the project. These upper-level employees can then relay to their workers what is expected of them.
Safety as a Core Value
Teamwork puts the safety of the team first.
Through years of experience, our team understands that our team must know we care about their safety. Developing a safety culture driven by strong leadership, planning, communication, and hazard elimination is all a part of building a team.
Fox Construction Group (UK) Ltd believes that all injuries and occupational illnesses, as well as safety and environmental incidents, are preventable, and is committed to a goal of zero for all of them.
Identifies who does what
Since construction jobs involve a myriad of tasks and trades, teamwork also clearly identifies who does what and how the project goes. As construction projects began and collaboration used, workers will clearly understand the importance of their tasks. From the bottom to the top, everyone will encourage each other and praise the work of their co-workers as projects continue. This builds trust and ensures that the entire project flows together as one.
Fosters Team Growth
As people work together on construction sites and in any workplace environment, conflict is unavoidable. It often stems from different points of view, misunderstandings, and interpersonal problems. With the high-stress environment of a heavy civil construction job site, managers and supervisors need to set an example as team players. Such skills as active listening, communication, negotiation, problem-solving, and decision-making can genuinely make all the difference.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.