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According to surveys, more than 80% of construction professionals would consider leaving their current roles. And 65% would consider pay cuts to move into another career or industry.

In a result-driven construction world, these numbers have some underlying statements. And that’s what we’re going to uncover today.

So, in this week’s episode, Nathan Wood and I sit down with the amazing Dr. Giovanna Brasfield, a.k.a. Dr. G, CEO and Principal at Brasfield & Associates, LLC.

Dr. G is a revolutionary in the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) space with over 18 years of experience in construction, focusing on leadership and DEI program development, training, education, and outreach. She drives organizations to go beyond DEI talk by taking actionable steps to create culturally diverse, equitable, and inclusive workspaces.

As someone who holds dual doctorate degrees and sits on the board of numerous organizations, Dr. G brings a unique level of consultancy to construction by making DEI practices a growth factor for construction companies.

Today, she shares invaluable insights on the most significant barriers and early issues she has seen in the construction industry, why people leave construction, how to deal with burnout, and more.


Key Takeaways:

Introduction (00:00)
Meet Dr. Giovanna Brasfield and her big why (07:27)
Early issues in construction that Dr. Giovanna encountered (13:41)
The biggest barrier in the construction industry (17:24)
How Dr. Giovanna got a double doctorate degree (27:57)
A survey on why people leave construction (35:11)
How to deal with burnout (40:27)
Construction technology news of the week (52:38)


Additional Resources:

Listen to the show at http://thecontechcrew.com

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecontechcrew



Follow Dr. Giovanna Brasfield out on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-giovanna-brasfield-0a90a78/



See this week’s news articles! 🗞️⬇️

➡️ The British Department for Transport Procedures for Dealing with Optimism Bias in Transport Planning
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/191523/Procedures_for_dealing_with_optimism_bias_in_transport_planning.pdf

➡️ Equality versus Equity: What's the difference as we #EmbraceEquity for IWD 2023 and beyond?
https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Missions/18707/Equality-versus-Equity-What-s-the-difference-as-we-EmbraceEquity-for-IWD-2023-and-beyond

➡️ Subcontractor automation boosts profits while cutting costs: report
https://www.constructiondive.com/news/gcs-reap-benefits-subcontractor-automation-report/653527/

➡️ SoBuilt recap
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-construction-dorkcast/id1514409966?i=1000618006127


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🏗️ Learn more at http://thecontechcrew.com According to surveys, more than 80% of construction professionals would consider leaving their current roles. And 65% would consider pay cuts to move into another career or industry. In a result-driven construction world, these numbers have some underlying statements. And that’s what we’re going to uncover today. So, in this week’s episode, Nathan Wood and I sit down with the amazing Dr. Giovanna Brasfield, a.k.a. Dr. G, CEO and Principal at Brasfield & Associates, LLC. Dr. G is a revolutionary in the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) space with over 18 years of experience in construction, focusing on leadership and DEI program development, training, education, and outreach. She drives organizations to go beyond DEI talk by taking actionable steps to create culturally diverse, equitable, and inclusive workspaces. As someone who holds dual doctorate degrees and sits on the board of numerous organizations, Dr. G brings a unique level of consultancy to construction by making DEI practices a growth factor for construction companies. Today, she shares invaluable insights on the most significant barriers and early issues she has seen in the construction industry, why people leave construction, how to deal with burnout, and more. Key Takeaways: Introduction (00:00) Meet Dr. Giovanna Brasfield and her big why (07:27) Early issues in construction that Dr. Giovanna encountered (13:41) The biggest barrier in the construction industry (17:24) How Dr. Giovanna got a double doctorate degree (27:57) A survey on why people leave construction (35:11) How to deal with burnout (40:27) Construction technology news of the week (52:38) Additional Resources: Listen to the show at http://thecontechcrew.com Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecontechcrew – Follow Dr. Giovanna Brasfield out on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-giovanna-brasfield-0a90a78/ – See this week’s news articles! 🗞️⬇️ ➡️ The British Department for Transport Procedures for Dealing with Optimism Bias in Transport Planning https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/att achment_data/file/191523/Procedures_for_dealing_with_optimism_bias_in_tran sport_planning.pdf ➡️ Equality versus Equity: What's the difference as we #EmbraceEquity for IWD 2023 and beyond? https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Missions/18707/Equality-versus-Equity-What-s-the-difference-as-we-EmbraceEquity-for-IWD-2023-and-beyond ➡️ Subcontractor automation boosts profits while cutting costs: report https://www.constructiondive.com/news/gcs-reap-benefits-subcontractor-automation-report/653527/ ➡️ SoBuilt recap https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-construction-dorkcast/id1514409966?i=1000618006127 — The ConTech Crew is a construction news podcast dedicated to keeping you up to date with all the latest in construction technology. Give us a follow so you never miss an episode! read more read less

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