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Wednesday, March 10 @ 2:15 PM ET

Pulling Together as a Team

Research shows a correlation between profits and employee engagement, which is fostered by consistent efforts to ensure workers at all levels make active contributions and feel valued. This session will share lessons learned from interviews with more than 100 contractors whose companies score high in employee satisfaction, based on the fact that their companies are recognized as top places to work in their markets. The session also will feature input from another study that found that when leaders clearly establish strong ethical norms, they foster positive work environments, outstanding performance, greater job satisfaction and improved quality of work from their whole teams. Therese Baer will explain the understanding her company has gained about the importance of applying philosophy and the study of values to sustain high ethical standards, plus Baer’s use of a specific screening tool for hiring and developing managers to support those norms. And finally, Ellyn Lester, of Stevens Institute of Technology, will speak to her observation that crucial knowledge transfer through mentorship has been one of the major business casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic’s disruptions. She will explain how companies should take immediate action to leverage mentorship and maintain the insights and expertise needed to sustain competitive advantage, and tell of ways they can ensure that knowledge sharing survives any other such formidable disruptions that may impact the AEC Industry in the future.

Attend This Presentation Live and Earn:
1 PDH; 1 AIC CPD; 0.1 IACET CEU; 1 AIA LU/Elective

Registered Continuing Education ProgramAmerican Institute of ConstructorsInternational Accreditors for Continuing Education and TrainingAIA

Steve Jones, Senior Director, Industry Insights Research, Dodge Data & Analytics

Therese Baer, President / Principal Engineer, Baer Engineering & Environmental Consulting, Inc
Ellyn Lester, Associate Chair of Graduate Studies: Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering Dept., Stevens Institute of Technology
Wally Adamchik, President, FireStarter Speaking and Consulting

Learning Objectives:

1. Ensure viable career paths by learning how to hire and/or develop managers with strong emotional intelligence, who can positively affect team norms to sustain an ethical work environment.
2. Cultivate tough, resilient employees and teams by learning how to measure emotional intelligence so that you can establish a culture that successfully inspires your workforce in the best manner possible.
3. Maintain company culture in an increasingly mobile and distributed work environment by learning how to hire professional staff who support the corporate culture and facilitate employee retention.
4. Achieve optimal employee engagement and wellness levels by learning how to leverage performance enterprise and worker productivity technology.


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