Mastering Job Role Transitions in the Construction Industry

Nearly everyone struggles to some degree when transitioning from one job role to another during their careers.

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In many cases, this can have a negative impact on both company performance and job satisfaction leading to higher turnover, stagnant growth, and even declines.

This is normal and you are not alone. There are proven strategies, tactics, training, and tools for making the transition to a new role both more effective and less of a struggle. We have helped hundreds of people navigate these career inflection points.

The Top 11 Challenges during a job role transition including changing companies can include:

  1. Regularly doing work that others should be doing.
  2. Having too many direct reports to effectively manage, train, and develop.
  3. Going home emotionally exhausted too frequently.
  4. Dropping balls and not completing routine responsibilities or projects as planned.
  5. Not delivering consistently on the expected outcomes for the role.

Please contact us for a Self-Evaluation Worksheet for The 11 Challenges which includes scoring for severity and urgency to solve.


For construction contractors, the challenges with role transitions are significantly worse due to changes in the construction process including technology, the shortage of talent, and the highly competitive fragmented nature of the construction industry.

We exist to help contractors build stronger businesses for the next generation by leveraging talent, technology, and capital. We have a proven track record. We believe the best way to build a strong contractor is to build strength throughout every individual on their team. These tools are not a perfect fit for every situation, but they will help improve most role transitions.

After self-evaluation, the next step is taking a basic inventory of where you are currently at including what tools and resources you already have.




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