"What's happening on the construction project while management are in meetings?"
Some construction projects have too many meetings, and I have known some have an hour long Supervisors meeting every day. What were the workers doing while their Supervisors were off site? How many problems on site remained unresolved? How productive was the project? How many risks were taken in this time, which could have resulted in an accident?
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Rules for construction project meetings
Its good practice for the Construction Project Manager to hold meetings with their staff, however these should:
1. only involve the relevant project staff (those not invited should be informed why their attendance isn’t required so they aren’t offended)
2. have an agenda
3. keep the discussion to items affecting the majority of attendees (if a specific task or matter, has to be discussed with only one individual, meet with them separately, and if an individual brings up a topic not relevant to other staff, ask the person to discuss the item outside the meeting)
4. be brief, to the point and restricted to 30 -40 minutes long
5. be set at an appropriate time that will cause the least disruption in the day’s construction activities for the attendees (for instance Supervisors should not be called to a meeting at the start of the working day when they are at their busiest organising their teams, it may be more convenient, to schedule their meetings 30 minutes before their lunch or tea break)
6. ensure staff have followed through on actions raised at the previous meeting
When construction meetings can be useful
Construction project staff meetings are useful to:
1. advise personnel of progress and the milestones that must be achieved (Will your construction project be completed on schedule? Read this)
2. update staff of new influxes of personnel, equipment or subcontractors (The Right Way To Introduce New Workers to your Construction Project)
3. discuss concerns relating to safety, quality or industrial relations
4. provide feedback to project staff regarding problems or issues that affect most of them
5. update staff on changes on the construction project or within the company
6. give positive feedback providing feedback to the construction project team
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