The productivity of a construction team is heavily dependent on their satisfaction and happiness, especially when they’re on the clock. Contractors and worksite managers can do a lot to keep their construction teams happy while they’re working. Let’s check out a few of the best methods now.
Use Timecard Apps to Enable Flexible Clocking In and Out
One of the best ways to boost the productivity (and overall pride) of your construction team is to leverage timecard apps. This might seem counterintuitive at first, but construction teams are often happy having the ability to flexibly clock in and out depending on the workday’s requirements.
For example, timecard apps allow your employees to track their time and accurately bill you for both regular hours worked and overtime hours. Additionally, timecard apps offer your employees the opportunity to punch out early if they complete their work ahead of time – who doesn’t like that?
There are plenty of construction-specific timecard apps to choose from, allowing you to integrate this software-based solution with other software or tools your company already uses.
Be Humane with Shifts
Speaking of shifts and time punching, you should always be humane when it comes to requests for punching out early or sick days. Everyone has crazy days when they have to take care of other responsibilities or duck out of work early.
You can inspire an environment of trust and honesty in your construction team by being flexible and humane with these requests. Don’t deny someone the opportunity to leave early to pick up their kid from the hospital just because you have to meet a deadline.
A happy and productive construction team always has high-quality equipment. Contractors or worksite managers know that buying new equipment isn’t always possible, but any stuff your guys are using should be well maintained and safe overall.
Well-maintained equipment will be appreciated by a construction crew and allow them to complete their tasks ahead of schedule, which may result in overall savings for your company in the long run. Plus, no one likes to work on a construction site that seems dangerous or use tools that can harm them.
Emphasize Regular Training
Want to boost productivity and satisfaction in your construction team? Be sure to implement regular training exercises so your team members are always doing things as efficiently and safely as possible.
Regular training sessions are excellent, both for teaching experienced construction team members about your technologies or systems and for teaching new workers who may not know what they’re doing. Using regular training programs or seminars also means your experienced construction team members don’t have to spend their valuable time teaching newcomers stuff that they can easily learn from another source.
Have an Open Door Policy – Encourage Communication
Lastly, your construction team members will be happier on the clock if you maintain an open-door policy and encourage active communication. If your construction team members can come to you with any problem, they’ll feel happier and more content at their jobs, which means more profits and a better workplace for you overall.