Poor company culture comes at a cost to contractors’ pocketbooks and projects, said two speakers at the Associated General Contractors of America’s convention last week, and the onus is on leadership to steer culture in a direction that motivates talent and fosters innovation on the jobsite.

Only one-third of workers like their jobs, according to Gallup research cited in the presentation, while 51% are disengaged at work and 16% are actively disengaged.

That’s a considerable pool of workers who may be exerting a drag on corporate culture, said Matt Steere, a construction strategist at Autodesk. Yet those individuals may still be passionate about the industry at their core.

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