March 8th is a day for celebrating women! Celebrate your mother, daughter, partner, sister, and even that strange aunt you haven’t seen in ages. We want to thank these women for their hard work and dedication, their practical advice, and their ability to somehow do 8 different things at once.
While landscape construction has traditionally been a male-dominated industry, we are fortunate to work with many professional women on a daily basis. They includes suppliers, subcontractors, and members of our own design and construction teams. Recent studies show that there are more women participating in the labour market throughout Canada than ever before. Not only are more women being employed, they are gaining high-ranking positions in their fields!
One of our best Site Supervisors, Marie Cornwell, has been with B. Rocke Landscaping for 11 years. Marie is hard-working, determined, and she leads by example. She ensures that her crew is well-motivated, educated, and follows all required safe work procedures.
When you are in charge of multiple people and multiple projects, how do you keep everyone on track and motivated to complete all of the work?
“As a Site Manager it’s important to lead by example and work just as hard as my crew. We start the day by having a meeting for safety and setting daily goals. Communication is very important, frequently checking on my team to make sure they understand the work or have any questions or concerns. Nothing worse than not knowing what you’re doing on a job. I like to get everyone involved by asking for input and suggestions, which makes them feel included. Giving training on harder tasks to improve their skills, gives them a chance for advancement in the company. At the end of the day I thank my crew for thei