Positive learning and development experience helps raise engineering team’s awareness and understanding
December 1, 2022
Wellbeing and inclusivity have been subjects in focus at local engineering experts T&G through team development workshops aimed at raising awareness and understanding of these important workplace subjects.
Driven by challenging deadlines and established ways of working, construction is not necessarily the first industry linked with advances in workplace culture and practice. Yet companies throughout this important sector have already gone beyond minimum workforce support policies and are placing issues such as wellbeing, inclusion and diversity at the heart of organisational thinking.
Among them are local experts T&G, which specialises in civil and structural engineering.
‘We’ve always thought progressively when it comes to staff development,’ comments T&G Associate Director Lee Saxon, ‘though in the past perhaps more focus went into personal and professional training and building industry experience.
‘However, recent years have seen a greater emphasis placed on also helping the team grow their awareness of other important areas of personal development. The two recent internal workshops are good examples of how we’re achieving this.’
Devised and delivered by We Talk Wellbeing, a local consultancy company specialising in organisational cultural change and development, the first workshop covered wellbeing in the workplace, a subject brought sharply into focus by the Covid pandemic.
The second workshop presented by The Diversity Network, explored important topics related to inclusivity and diversity in the workplace, including understanding how factors such as unconscious bias can affect behaviours and decision-making.
‘Both workshops proved a great collective learning experience for all the T&G team,’ Mr Saxon summed up, ‘providing solid understanding and leaving plenty of further food for thought. The internal feedback has been very positive and paves the way for ongoing staff development emphasis in the future.’
Why choose T & G?
Over more than 30 years in business, we have been involved in projects across the Channel Islands, spanning every type of construction, working on large commissions and small, encompassing the requirements of private and public sector clients. Each has been approached with the same determined, creative professionalism that drives everything T&G does.
Choosing to work with T&G in Guernsey or Jersey provides assurance of the same high quality approach. We take pride in understanding and meeting client requirements, in finding solutions to engineering challenges and ensuring satisfaction at the completion of every project or piece of work.