Issue: Fall 2021
Now is the Time to Show You Care
by: Mary Atchison, Yellow Wagon Leadership“Between you and me, I am looking for a new job with a different company,” he said. As I dug deeper, he said he was feeling very burned out and frustrated with his current position. He liked the work, but he was really disappointed in the leadership, and he wanted to work for a company that was more supportive.
He felt hurt, and said he thought company leadership was uncaring.
Any leader would shudder to think they were in jeopardy of losing a key employee, especially in very competitive hiring industries like construction.
Member Spotlight: Exact Sciences
by: Kyle Majchrowski, Banner Health & Collette Small, Whiting-Turner
Interview with Joel Schriever
A Data-Centric Approach to Capital Program Management
by Michael Roush, AIA, University of California, San Diego
Lessons Learned ... and Learned Again
by: Melanie Jattuso Ford, University of Georgia
Life lessons arrive in many forms. At times they come crashing into your life, making themselves known dramatically and with a flourish, wreaking havoc. Other times, they appear subtly and step in through the back door, providing helpful guidance. In the world of construction, there are many lessons that I have had to learn the hard way, through ‘experience.’ In reality, that is just a nice manner of stating that I screwed something up because I didn’t know any better, and unfortunately, didn’t even know enough to ask anyone for helpful guidance.
An Owners Only Course on Lean
by: Howie Ferguson, COAA
Lean. Sure, of course ... eliminating waste, right? Like puppies and world peace – who wouldn’t be in favor of it? But what does it really consist of and how specifically does it help with project delivery ... especially from the perspective of the Owner for whom a construction or renovation project is being done?
I'm so glad you asked!
Fun Things To Do Around COAA Connect Fall 2021
by: Jill McKenzie, COAA