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Motivating and Managing the Millennials in the Construction Industry

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015
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Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Joel C. Pickering, Senior Vice President, Lendlease PM&C Americas
Category: Business Development  

Each and every one of us contributes to the success of a construction project. Millennials will overtake the baby boomers as the largest portion of the workforce as we speak. Millennials are different from the preceding generations. In a 2013 Ernst and Young survey, seventy five  percent of managers said that managing multi-generational teams is a challenge; seventy seven percent said that different work expectations among generations is a leading challenge they face.

Millennials have come of age during the time of major technological change, globalization and economic unrest. All of this has given them different perspectives, experiences and values form their parents. They are slower to marry and move out on their own, they have shown different attitudes towards ownership of homes and automobiles. For baby boomers and Generation X, managing millennials can appear different and challenging.

We will discuss 15 recommendations that will help you take steps to understand expectations of and working cooperatively with Millennials.

  • Better understand who you are working with
  • What to do to do to get your team to work more cohesively 
  • Understand what we can do to better recognize each others differences 
PowerPoint Presentation(PDF)

 Mr. Pickering brings over 20 years of experience as a safety manger and leader in the construction management industry to his current role of Director of Fire Prevention; the first in Lend Lease history.  

In this position Joel is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and supervising staff involved in fire prevention for new construction and demolition, and inspecting existing properties for code compliance. He is also working with CAGNY (The Contractors Association of Greater New York) in collaboration with the Fire Department of New York to design and development a fire safety curriculum for the Fire Safety Academy; a program which will provide training for construction personnel and contribute to the research and development of fire safety initiatives across the industry.

Prior to his current role, he was Health & Safety Manager for the Lend Lease Boston Office. Joel was responsible for health, safety, fire safety and logistics coordination, including limiting disruptions of neighboring living spaces, planning relocation of neighboring tenants, ventilation issues, water management, fire code issues, waste removal, and other issues which may arise during the course of a project. 

He received a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and is currently continuing his education at Northeastern University in a Certificate program for Professional Achievement in Hazardous Waste Management.  He is also a Certified Environmental Trainer, Hazardous Materials Manager, Fire Instructor and an Emergency Medical Technician.

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