The world seems to be getting more uncertain. Brexit, increased political turmoil and modern technology can all impact a company’s future. What do you do when pressures outside of your control threaten your success? Shawmut Design and Construction have an idea.
The construction industry was in trouble. The 2008 crash hit it hard, causing a loss of talent as employees left for more ‘secure’ industries. Shawmut was no exception. They needed to do something. Looking at their business strategy, they realised that whatever they decided to do, success would rely on their people and so that’s where they turned their focus. To get the biggest bang for their buck, they homed in on the group who have the greatest impact on the rest of the team – the managers.
Working with A-list clients, Shawmut needed A-list employees and an A-list supplier who could help them achieve that. Delighted to embark on the journey together, we rolled out Mind Gym’s 7 manager talents. These are key skill areas that research from Psychology and related fields have shown to be most effective in creating great managers. Without giving away too many secrets, here’s a taster of what Shawmut’s managers are now well-versed in:
By investing in the heart and soul of the company, Shawmut not only boosted employee morale, but 92% of employees say they are willing to give extra to get the job done.
To learn more about how Shawmut triumphed whilst others fell, and took home several Best Workplaces Awards in the process, register here for the January 17th webinar with Marianne Monte, Chief People Officer at Shawmut.