“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.