When workers across twelve different industries were surveyed for TINYpulse’s 2015 Best Industry Ranking report, construction and facility workers were found to be the happiest.
That may reflect the recent growth in the sector and revival of both commercial and private building activity, but there are other factors that could contribute to job satisfaction which are inherent to the construction industry. These factors include prospects for career advancement, a clear concern for worker safety and wellbeing, and a focus on worker-to-worker skill building– as well as a work structure that fosters comradery.
“This is an industry that has many walks of life with people working in an office to people out on site. One thing that unites everybody at the end of the day is kicking back for a little bit with a few beers and talking stuff out—the good and the bad. If people have an issue, they will come see a manager during office hours, but sometimes the best environment is when people can relax a bit and just have a drink alongside a manager.”
-Jay Walter, general manager of JWH Group
If you work in construction, do you experience a similar sense of job satisfaction for the factors pointed out?