Published by The Business Roundtable, 1982
The aim of this study is to identify training philosophies and programs that improve cost effectiveness in the construction industry by increasing the skills of first and second level supervisors.
- How efficiently field labor performs on a construction project to a large extent hinges on the skills of first- and second-level supervisors in communicating with workers and planning and laying out the work.
- The philosophy and practice of supervisor training in construction is as diverse as is the industry itself: Most training is informal and on the job. Formal training programs are available from contractor associations, trade schools, consultants and universities.
- Most large companies that have their own programs consider them as proprietary information that yields a competitive advantage, so they will not make the content of their programs available to others.
- Training can be made more cost effective if it is preceded by a formal analysis of precisely what kind and amount of training is needed by whom.
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