In 2020 the world changed dramatically. As construction companies enter 2021, what workplace transformations will the new year bring? Check out our 5 Culture Trends for construction companies in 2021 and see how you can be prepared to help your employees thrive, no matter what new challenges may come their way.
Workplace culture for construction companies is in flux. It’s no surprise why – 2020 was a roller coaster for this industry. In the first quarter of 2020, they added more than $900 billion to the U.S. economy and 7.64 million people were employed by the industry, according to Deloitte.
When COVID-19 emerged in the U.S., the industry lost $60.9 billion and total construction jobs dropped to about 6.5 million. As an essential service, many construction projects continued during Covid-19. Unfortunately many workers experienced health risks; according to one study, workers in the industry showed the highest positivity rates for Covid-19. Underlying each workday was a fear of Covid-19 and the continued economic uncertainties.
A SHRM study found two out of three companies reported keeping employee morale up to be difficult during the pandemic, and one-third said maintaining company culture was a challenge.
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