Construction sites can often seem like just organized chaos. Don’t get me wrong-they run beautifully; however, it is just the nature of the industry. Hurry up and wait. A single mistake can trickle down for hours, days, and even weeks. Leadership is what makes or breaks projects from start to completion. For trenching, it is required that you have a competent leader on site at all times. Different styles of leadership on a construction site directly impact how the project turns out. Great leaders encourage high performance and respect from crews. With the right leadership, workers increase performance and efficiency and reduce injury.
From project management to estimates and bids, leadership is what drives success. It is important to motivate all workers to perform to the best of their ability. Whether at a big job or a small one, good leadership is based on experience, habit, knowledge, and behavior. It takes someone who not only cares about the company’s bottom line but also about each and every person on his crew, someone who takes pride in a job well done.
Understanding and identifying how to be a leader can help ensure your success on the job, as well as ensuring quality project results for the entire crew, company, and clients. It takes preparation, hours of research, and overall dedication not only to your job but the safety and success of your entire company and crew. The quote “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” is so true for the people in your crew and in life in general. Tell us in the comments, what do you think makes a great leader? If you get a chance, check out more information throughout our website.