The adoption of construction technology gained momentum over the last year as companies grappled with the pandemic and how to keep their businesses on track. Today, with hybrid teams as “the new normal,” construction leaders face another challenge: how to make the most of their newfound technologies while getting the most from their teams, whether in person or remote.

Host Mike Merrill welcomes Todd Weyandt, the host of the Bridging the Gap Podcast, to break down post-pandemic trends in construction technology. They discuss new technologies that are being adopted as well as which are falling by the wayside. In addition, they break down how new technologies support hybrid teams, as well as actionable advice to find a balance between remote and in-person work.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Invest in technology that improves processes for remote workers. Leaders need to pull data and collaborate with their employees to figure out what processes were improved with technology during the pandemic. Leaders should ensure all employees get trained on this technology, and incorporate it into new employee onboarding in the future. 
  2. LinkedIn is still a go-to for networking. During the pandemic, LinkedIn became a watercooler for people to virtually meet up to discuss trends, issues and ideas. Now that conferences and organizations are able to meet again, LinkedIn will be more important than ever, especially for people who want to set up meetings before events or follow-up afterwards. No matter the case, LinkedIn profiles should remain up-to-date and users should continue engaging with networks regularly.
  3. Measuring the impact of online and in-person events must be different. The ability to connect and engage with potential clients is drastically different during a virtual meeting and an in-person meeting. Both of these types of meetings should be measured and tracked differently. Be realistic about what your online event’s objective is and make sure your measurements reflect that goal. Only then will you see the value in both online and in-person opportunities.

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