In the news: Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon
Great companies support their team members so that they have satisfying careers and personal lives. At Mortenson, we place high value on this goal and are dedicated to achieving a culture that allows employees have well-rounded lives. What does this mean in practice? Dan Mehls, Vice President and General Manager of the Portland office, explains the steps that Mortenson takes each day to support team members to be the best versions of themselves.
“Anyone who has been in construction knows that it can be a stressful occupation. For many people, that means long hours and time away from home – two ingredients that, by default, can lead to high turnover. Great companies support their team members so that they have satisfying careers and personal lives. This ultimately leads to better productivity, because employees with a good work-life balance stay longer and are healthier and happier.
That’s an altruistic goal, and one that takes effort and dedication to achieve. At Mortenson, helping employees have well-rounded lives is an extremely important part of our culture, and that’s by design.
So, how have we put that into practice?
To start with, at every morning meeting, we begin with a safety moment, which is a fundamental example of caring for others. Then, at every afternoon meeting we start with a culture moment. This is when we talk about more than just the projects on our docket – we encourage employees to share those things that make the workplace enjoyable.”