6 Reasons to Invest in Construction Leadership and Management Training

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6 Reasons to Invest in Construction Leadership and Management Training

The construction sector is the foundation of the economy. Whether it’s skyscrapers or single-family homes, the construction industry helps create our environment and contributes to the economic growth of a nation.

However, one factor is impeding the growth of the construction sector – the shortage of skilled leaders and managers.

Reasons to Invest in Construction Leadership and Management Training

Spending money on leadership and management training for your construction workforce isn’t a cost, it’s an investment in your company’s future. Here are six reasons why:

1. It powers productivity and efficiency

Great management translates directly into more productive employees. Properly trained managers can delegate tasks, motivate employees and organise with greater efficiency, speeding up project completion times and cost-efficiency.

2. Increase employee buy-in and retention

A good manager isn’t just a boss, but a coach, mentor and source of support and guidance.

Good leadership training helps managers understand how to build relationships with their team that strengthen this bond, bring people together around a shared mission, and result in a reduction of employee turnover that puts money back in the wallets of your business.

 Improve safety culture

3. Improve safety culture

Construction sites can be hazardous. Good leaders ensure that safety protocols are in place and regularly updated and that workers receive the right training to deal with risk. This, in turn, helps to improve workers’ safety and reduce otherwise costly and time-consuming accidents.

4. Innovation and problem-solving skills

With ever-evolving innovation and process improvements in construction, good leaders will keep your firm ahead of the competition as they’ll have the ability to learn about and employ new technologies and methodologies.

Good leaders will keep your firm ahead of the competition.

Similarly, having a leader who can troubleshoot problems and come up with creative solutions will give your firm the flexibility to solve issues, before they become overwhelming.

5. Recruit and retain the best workforce

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, job hunters are looking for organisations where training in leadership and management is offered for their development.

If they see an organisation providing leadership training, they may be more likely to apply for a job there.

6. Establish a better company culture

A business is only as good as its managers. With training, you will develop the next generation of leaders who will have a solid grasp of your company’s strategy, mission and values and will be able to carry them forward.

Where to start?

If you want to start offering training to your employees, there are lots of different courses that you can provide.

We’d recommend starting with the CITB funded ILM Level 3 in Leadership and Management in Construction course, as a great start to better leaders.

Some of our other leadership and management courses:

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