Sherman Hamilton grew up in Malton, Ontario during the 1970’s and 80’s and had hoop dreams from an early age. He parlayed skill and drive as a point guard to an athletic scholarship at Virginia Commonwealth University. After the NCAA, he joined the professional ranks in Europe and also played with the national basketball team where he represented Canada at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
In our last post we discussed resource management in relation to a recent study done by the Harvard Business School and the Boston Consulting Group. Through the study, a gap in perspectives was discovered between management and employees in how they view change in the workplace. This gap leads operations to underestimate employees’ ambitions and as a result, underinvest in their skill sets.
n 2018, the Harvard Business School and the Boston Consulting Group collaborated together on a study of resource management practises to identify if there was a gap between the way managers and employees are confronted with changes on-site and the speed with which those changes need to happen.
McLennan is one of a small group of people on the planet, talented and skilled enough to play in the top flight of their sport. Therefore, he is uniquely qualified to discuss leadership and teamwork as it relates to hockey. However, he is also acutely aware of how these traits translate to the “real world”.
People join companies and leave managers is a common saying in the world of human resources. At a time when the construction industry is experiencing increased workforce challenges due to labor shortages – employee retention is a key priority for many contractors that can’t afford to lose their best people.
Congratulations – you’ve decided that you’d like to better understand your team (and hopefully yourself) and are going to leverage a personality test to help. Personality tests are a great data point to help you better understand the tendencies of your team members, especially in a project-based industry like construction.
When Lauren and I founded Bridgit in 2013, one of the first things we decided to do was the Myers-Briggs personality test. This helped us navigate our business partnership with ease – and it’s something we continue to leverage even today with our 50 person company.
Whether in the office or on the building site, people working in the construction industry constantly rely on teamwork to see a job through.