There are a lot of moving pieces on a construction site. Tradespeople are moving from one task to the next while the superintendent is constantly receiving new information on project updates and timing.
Through quantitative and qualitative research, MindForge has found that there are four unique opportunities to better support the on-site workforce and ensure your projects end on time, on budget and without injury.
Especially in an emergency situation, it’s critical to be able to send a quick push notification to your teams’ mobile devices so they can take appropriate action. The hardware to do this already exists: 92% of workers use smartphones on the job site according to JB Knowledge’s 2020 report. MindForge provides an easy-to-use channel to communicate.
Our partners at Pepper Construction have discovered that using MindForge’s communication platform has allowed for tradespeople to approach leadership more frequently.
Having a two-way conversation through MindForge’s bulletin board features can help you accomplish your goals related to employee engagement and team culture. It’s management’s job to foster a culture that makes their team feel comfortable in coming forward and reporting incidents, and instilling a chat function can help do just that. A chat function also allows employees to ask questions and feel empowered to make suggestions for improving the project.
Using MindForge, you can deliver educational content to both your field and office workforce through their mobile devices. Your content library can be a combination of your own organization’s content, like site-specific orientations or how you prefer to pour concrete. Or, it could be content from the MindForge Marketplace, including courses like the Construction LifeSaver course, Scissor Lift Safety, Viral Disease Prevention, Sexual Harassment and more. Pepper Construction has used MindForge to create individualized training for tradespeople that targets areas specific to their jobs and roles. In doing so, Pepper has saved employee time by weeding out irrelevant training information, which also prevents workers from disengaging with future training. Customize your library to meet the demands of your work.
MindForge supports this need with a unified awareness training that occurs safely on the job site. Once new employees arrive, they will step to the side out of harm’s way and complete the training that is relevant to their upcoming work. The safety team can then focus on elements of the employees’ behavior, while MindForge automates the transfer of knowledge to help them succeed safely on the job site. For example, Pepper Construction created their own project-specific “touchless orientation” onboarding videos and uploaded them to the MindForge platform in order to safely get messages across the jobsite during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The connection between the worker and the organization is at the core of MindForge. With projects all over the map and a workforce that brings together all kinds of different experiences, it’s nearly impossible for construction companies to make sure everyone on their sites is prepared. With the MindForge platform, you’ll connect the home office with the front line and build a culture of performance excellence without breaking a sweat.
How Construction Communication Technology Can Reduce Turnover
It’s officially summer, and construction has entered its peak busy season. Combined with a large number of backlogged construction projects from 2020 and a widespread shortage of workers, there is little time left in the day for your team to focus on training. However, ongoing training is a necessary part of keeping your workforce safe on the job site and ensuring projects continue moving on time and on budget.
With the MindForge platform, you’ll connect the home office with the front line and build a culture of safety and quality, reducing the number of workers comp claims and saving you money.