We analyzed construction crews’ messages in one week. Here’s what we learned.
In the construction industry, constant and effective communication is the other critical piece to a successful building project.
Day to day, that means construction leaders need to get their field crews what they need to know, when they need it, in the way they can consume it best.
We analyzed the messages on-site supervisors sent in one week using construction site communications app MindForge.
What we found “reinforces just how crucial great communication is to a safe and functioning job site,” says MindForge Founder Stokes McIntyre.
Here’s a quick look at what’s top of mind for your fellow construction leaders:
1. Safety Precautions and Protocols
Because details about safe site entry and exits, reminders about stop signs, information about the use of hot work permits, and clarifications about equipment and tool inspection procedures are the first principles of construction.
2. Operational Instructions
Because the in-the-moment spread of info about blocked routes and other vehicle movement issues, and changes to traffic flow and pedestrian traffic areas is critical for maintaining job-site efficiency.
Because demonstration videos that highlight issues and updates in processes, reminders of training sessions, and links to external videos or resources ensure that workers stay at the top of their game.
4. Team-Building Communication
Because info about company social events, morning greetings, and motivational notes keep employees feeling connected and respected.
5. Urgent Notifications
Because unpredictable work-interrupting situations, including power shutdowns affect safety and scheduling.
What it all means:
The most common job-site messages—and those who send them—are concerned with both field crewmembers’ safety and project objectives. Learn more about how MindForge customers use its communications app to make those two goals possible (and easy!) here.