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Topic: Culture

5 Culture Trends for Construction Companies in 2021

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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.

Culture Trend #1: Emerging from crisis, companies focus on culture.


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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