4 Work Culture Habits to Improve Productivity and Help You Get Along Better

//4 Work Culture Habits to Improve Productivity and Help You Get Along Better

4 Work Culture Habits to Improve Productivity and Help You Get Along Better

As construction recruiters, we recognize the many advantages of working in this industry. From job security to earning a great salary, now is an exciting time to enter the commercial construction field. Yet even with all of the benefits of working in construction careers, it’s important to always be evolving and learning to be a team player. Here are four work culture habits to improve productivity and help you get along better.

  1. Foster Resilience

    We all encounter adversity at some point during our careers. It’s important to view failure as a learning experience, not a reflection of your self-worth. The key is not to dwell on the setbacks and keep moving forward. Instead of viewing each setback as a dead end, remember they are only temporary bumps in the road that can help you grow.

  2. Find Purpose in Your Work
    It’s easy to feel like you’re just another cog in the wheel when you don’t find purpose in your work. Whether you’re a construction estimator determining the cost to build a high rise, or project manager working on a new school building project, it’s important to remember that your contributions matter and are making a positive impact in the world.
  3. Highlight Strengths

    You don’t have to be a natural at everything to excel in your construction career. Sticking with what you’re good at is the recipe for long-term success in this trade. You are part of a team, so your strengths might be compensating for another person’s weaknesses and vice versa. Prioritizing your strengths on a daily basis will help you to achieve your goals.

  4. Improve Your Eating Habits

    Sometimes it’s the simplest habits that can have the biggest impact. When we are busy, it’s easy to go countless hours without eating or to eat junk food in a hurry. But bad habits like this can have a long-term negative impact on your mind and body. Fuel yourself with the nutrition needed for optimal performance on a daily basis. For instance, registered dietitians recommend eating a meal within one hour of working, and then consuming snacks every few hours throughout the day. Some additional tips include staying hydrated by drinking up to six cups of sugar free beverage every day and avoiding caffeine toward the end of your workday to ensure plenty of restful sleep.

It’s possible to improve your productivity and collaboration skills at work if you takes steps to become more resilient, focus on your strengths, find purpose, and concentrate on improving your diet. Yet, there are times, like hostile work environments, when it’s just not possible to find satisfaction no matter how hard to try to improve your daily habits. In these cases, it’s often best to consult a construction recruiter about new opportunities.


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By | 2019-11-27T07:48:51-05:00 September 24th, 2019|Construction Blog|

About the Author:

The Birmingham Group has been serving the construction industry since 1967. Brian Binke took over the firm in 1995 and since that time, he has personally placed over 1200 construction managers and senior leaders, with company revenues ranging from $10 million dollars to the largest ENR 400 companies in the industry. Brian is an industry innovator, with a specialized skillset in construction. His keen understanding of business, the construction industry, and ability to effectively match and recruit top leaders has led to many accolades. He was ranked the #1 International Billing Owner in the construction industry for his own personal production and has been consistently recognized as one of the Top 10 International Billing Owners out of 800 owners worldwide. This includes owners across every industry. In 2013, Brian was awarded the #1 International Billing Owner within the entire network. For over two decades, Brian has been considered one of the most influential thought leaders in the construction industry. His business and construction knowledge are used as a resource for some of the nation’s most prominent publications. In the past year alone, Brian has been quoted in or authored articles for The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, MoneyWatch, Construction Today, ConstructionDive, United Rentals, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine, American Express, Builder Magazine, and Human Resource Executive, among others. "I believe companies are a lot like sports teams. The team with the best players usually wins. It is my passion to deliver the absolute best talent to my client companies – the market’s top performers, the talent that every company wants to hire but which seldom seems available. To put it simply, I thrive on helping my clients build their Dream Team." - Brian Binke, The Birmingham Group

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