Construction Connection Offers New Competitive Advantage: “Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™”

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Construction Connection is now an authorized partner of Patrick Lencioni’s “The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™” program to offer construction companies the tools to build stronger, unified teams.

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Construction Connection has continued its relationship with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. to bring even more tools and opportunities to the construction industry. The website already brings construction companies, job-seekers, and other industry stakeholders a variety of assets and construction networking opportunities. Its latest addition, “The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™,” is a program based on the New York Times best-selling book by Patrick Lencioni The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.

The program focuses on group and individual traits that optimize teamwork. These behaviors as described by Lencioni are Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results. Construction Connection is now an authorized partner of the program materials that facilitate team building and produce customized reports. Reports include annotated analyses of overall team dynamics in addition to profiles of individual team members, so construction companies can build stronger teams.

Lencioni explains his inspiration for “The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™” by describing a common scene from childhood: his father would return home exasperated with the toxic social dynamics at work. In this way, he says, company leaders have the power to affect their employees’ lives on a daily basis, by ensuring that people work together as effectively as possible. In the construction industry, it’s vital that project managers, cost estimators, architects, contractors, tradesmen and everyone else who makes up the team have a system in place that facilitates cohesive teamwork.

This ability to work at optimal levels is a crucial reason why co-founder of Construction Connection Suzanne Breistol says she was motivated to distribute the program through the construction hiring and networking website.

“Inefficient teamwork takes a toll on everyone’s morale,” she said, “And it also takes a toll on a company’s bottom line. Consider the costs of a construction job that requires more time and resources than was estimated thanks to unproductive team dynamics. Construction companies can operate with more efficiency and individuals can make a bigger impact if everyone communicates well and works together. ”

This is the latest in a series of innovations that Breistol and co-founder Kent Leighton have authored in their creation of Their site functions as a one-stop-shop for anyone involved in the construction industry, offering unique construction job-matching tools that bring qualified candidates to appropriate construction companies. They have also supplemented this flagship program with diverse products and services for every industry stakeholder, from consulting for construction company executives to software advice for construction industry specialists, and skill-building programs for entry-level construction job candidates.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ is a trademark of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Construction Connection is an independent Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Authorized Partner™ and an independent authorized partner of Inscape Publishing Inc. for Everything DiSC® products.

About Construction Connection was created out of a need for a more effective and streamlined way for construction industry professionals to get matched with the right industry jobs and with the right industry opportunities. The founders of Construction Connection, both industry professionals themselves, listened to both company and individuals’ dissatisfaction with the traditional job boards, the paid resume blasts, the overpriced resume services and overall lack of sympathy toward the individual candidate. They also listened to the dissatisfaction from companies who post jobs only to get many irrelevant results or have to purchase high priced ads to showcase their company. Construction Connection is a patent-pending, one-of-a- kind profile creating / match-making system. The system delivers effective results. Construction Connection saves time, money and aggravation by matching people to people, people to companies, companies to people, and company to company.

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