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How Can You Keep Up with Technology?

Adopting technology in construction doesn’t have to be so scary

More than ever, we are seeing a blend of generations working together to collaborate on the ways a jobsite is run. While the older generation has the “if it ain’t broke, why fix it” mentality, the younger generation is eager to bring new technologies and change to the construction workplace. As you may imagine, this has the tendency to bring feelings of conflict to the surface.

In recent concerns over the wide-spread labor shortage, many companies have begun to implement new technologies in hopes that the younger generation may stick around a little longer. According to BuildZoom, the percentage of young construction workers has declined by 30% from 2005 – 2016. This is leaving the older generation feeling a little hopeless for the future of the trades. What’s the cause? Most believe it’s the older generation’s lag in adopting the technology.

While it may seem that the generation gap is something that needs to be overlooked, it doesn’t have to be that way. Each generation brings a different benefit to the industry and has the power to influence positive change. In order for that to happen, it’s important to have an open mind and adopt change to your construction business, like technology such as a construction app.

We have good news…adopting technology can be easy

Regardless of the technology, taking that leap of faith to adopt a new tool could be the reason for your business success. As we mentioned earlier, construction technology is not meant to replace your workflow – it’s built to enhance it. Choose the technology that you’re most likely to create a long-term relationship with and slowly adopt it, one feature at a time. Whether it’s a job estimate app, mobile invoice app, construction project management tool, or full-service construction management software, you can make the leap to technology – no matter your initial comfort level. You will be a construction technology pro in no time.