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Well Works has been highlighted in and has authored many articles for different construction publications on recruitment, retention, advancement, mental health, training, communication, leadership, and essential/ soft skills within the construction industry. 

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Engaging Essential Skills in Construction: Learn How and Why

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February 22, 2024

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"Considering the complexity of our work, construction is an advanced playing field that requires proficiency in these executive functions. " Well Works

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Critical thinking, decision-making, problem-solving, planning, self-control, etc., have become essential skills in the construction industry, impacting not only the success of our projects, teams, and industry but also our workers' mental health and well-being. These skills (also known as executive functions) are activated and engaged in a very energy-expensive region of our brain called the prefrontal cortex. While these skills are inherent to every human, like any other skill, the more awareness, exercise, and training we focus on this brain region to improve these skills, the more effectively we engage and implement them. Considering the complexity of our work, construction is an advanced playing field that requires proficiency in these executive functions. Amateurs and avoidance won't cut it; therefore, training is not optional...


Read the rest of the article (button below) published in Colorado Construction & Design Magazine's, Winter '24 issue to learn about how to engage these critical construction executive functions.


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Amy Powell, Well Works' current founder and CEO, has developed and implemented essential construction "people" skills programs, workshops, training, coaching, and consulting for those working in and with the industry. With over two decades of experience working in construction, this Project Manager turned Director of Training recognized that the success of our projects relies not only on technical and management skills but even more so on our leadership skills. Tired of searching and waiting for applicable or accessible training, she rolled up her sleeves, collected her MEd in Adult Education, and developed products and services to support the most critical aspect of our industry: the people.


Well Works Company Info:

Well Works provides online and in-person training curricula, programs, workshops, consulting, and coaching for construction project and field leaders. Founded on over 40 years of combined construction experience with perspectives from both the commercial subcontractor and GC levels, these programs are strategically built to equip those working on our projects to bolster their essential skills (communication, leadership, EQ, conflict management, team motivation, etc.)

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