I was asked to say a few words about the approach to the Marek Workforce Development session that we noted in several blogs recently. The session, according to the interviews and feedback that we have received, was on target and productive. That is exactly the result that I wanted to help them achieve.
I was pleased that they let us tape the session and then blog about it. Most of the facilitation that I do is confidential since I typically cover the most intimate of company issues like, “How do we make it through the next two years or two weeks?”; “How do we improve our marketing efforts?”; "How do we design a succession plan for the next generation?”; “How do we restructure the company for next year?" or similar subjects.
Workforce development in our industry is critical to our future and our ability to provide the services required of the owners and users of the buildings we build. It is also critical to our employees, to give them avenues to grow, to focus on their careers and to help them provide a living for themselves and their families.
Workforce Development at Marek Bros is one of the backbones of their success. They are committed to the creation of a sustainable workforce and this session was one example of that commitment. They have been focused on the development of a new program for the last five years and they are “walking the talk!”
I was asked to facilitate the session. My colleagues, John Stautner and Elizabeth McPherson from Construction Citizen were asked to attend and to record the work so that we could share it with you. In my next blog, I will explain the process that I used and give you some tips that might help you with you workforce development programs.