Moody co-workers.

While you might bring positivity into the workplace, a few of your coworkers might not check their problems at the door. Dealing with the mood swings of coworkers can sometimes feel like another workload but you can’t let it affect your productivity. Acknowledging their moody tendencies is the first step to gaining back control and ensuring a positive work environment for not only yourself, but also for other coworkers. Luckily, there are some simple and effective adjustments you can make to your work day to make it significantly more pleasant.

Observe, don’t advise. To show your sensitivity, respond to a moody employee with a simple observation such as, “You seem down.” Then keep quiet and see if the individual wants to open up. That’s better than playing amateur shrink and dishing out unsolicited advice.

Remain neutral. Maintain a pleasant, professional demeanor even when you’re dealing with an irritable or downcast employee. Don’t allow gloominess to influence how you behave or assume you should mirror it to show you understand. Your consistent response to even the most inconsistent personalities will bring stability to the workplace.

Introduce change. Moody employees may welcome a change in scenery or a new challenge. Assign them to visit a field office, give a speech or take a seminar. By forcing them to break out of their safe, predictable routines, you might refresh them.

Control your expectations. You may get used to a worker’s shifting moods and grow to expect certain behaviors at certain times. That’s dangerous. If you anticipate someone will be moody on Monday mornings, for instance, you may look for evidence of such an attitude even when it’s not there.

Setting Clear Boundaries When someone at your job decides to take her personal problems out on you, it’s time to set clear boundaries in your work relationship. While you might listen to her complain about her life, you must make it clear that it’s not okay for her to act out. While you might empathize with her situation, be vocal about how her moodiness and actions make you feel and how they affect the morale of the office.

It’s Her, Not You. If you sense that an overly sensitive coworker is in a sour mood — and it shows in her attitude towards you — remember that it’s nothing personal. It’s her problem, not yours. The sooner you can forget about her moody attitude, the quicker you can get back to work.

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Mistakes at work places and how to get over them.

Making mistakes at workplace is a very common thing. We all must have made blunders in the office at least once in our career but how we handle those mistakes and reduce its after effect is what matters the most. People do not make mistakes intentionally, but due to high work pressure, lack of information or decision taken in a hurry, mistakes are due to happen. While we cannot avoid the mistakes at workplace, but we can learn about how to handle these mistakes gracefully.

 Acknowledge your Mistake As soon as you realize that you have committed a mistake, acknowledge it. If the mistake is small, which can be rectified before people are affected, take the action immediately. While if the mistake is a serious one, immediately inform your boss about it. Never ignore the mistake and run away from it. Even if you do not admit, people will find out that the mistake has been committed by you. So, it is always better to admit it yourself and show a professional behavior.

Work on a plan to correct your mistake Mistakes cannot be ignored. Once you realize that you have made a mistake, immediately analyze the after effects of that mistake and what you can do to minimize or avoid those effects. Your boss will appreciate, if you acknowledge that you have made a mistake and give in plans how to rectify it. It is very important that your boss knows about the situation and the plan to rectify it, so that he can support.

Investigate on why made the mistake Before taking action to correct the mistake, think about what led you to make that mistake. Was it due to lack of information, data errors, technical problem, a gap in the process or may be just your wrong approach or attitude? It is important to understand the root cause of the problem so that you can firstly find a solution to rectify it, and then correct the root cause so that such mistake is not repeated in the future.

Move on Remember that, mistakes can happen with anyone and no one is perfect. Once the chapter about the mistake is over, just move on it. Do not keep that guilt in your mind. You made a mistake, apologized for it and corrected it, so the next step is to leave it behind and move ahead. If you carry the guilt or be afraid of the mistakes, you will not be able to work efficiently.

Ensure that the same mistake is not repeated in future Employees are appreciated if they learn from their mistakes and ensure that the same mistake is never repeated. After analyzing the root cause of the problem, take all the measures to correct the root cause, so that not only you, but others will also be prevented from making that mistake.

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Ways to Make Yourself Better At Your Job

To make yourself better at your job, you shouldn’t just focus on delivering better reports or spending more time with your bosses. Being better at your job is a matter of self-development. The following are some of the first five ways to be better at your job;        

Be adaptable to change. Nothing is going to stay the same during the course of your work. With that said, there are always going to be change in your work environment. The way you work this year may not necessarily be the same with the way you work next year. It’s important that you maintain the quality of your work (and even improve it!) so that your boss will pay more attention to you.

Think differently. Go the extra mile and create productive things related to the construction industry. Volunteer to speak at your company’s events and even to represent your company when you’re invited. Don’t just conform to the traditional way of thinking–it’s okay to challenge preconceived notions once in a while

Prioritize and get the most important things done.You can easily be overwhelmed by your workload if you constantly face concerns and if you let these concerns easily pile up. For you to do the most important things, relate them to your job first. Ask yourself: will doing this ultimately make yourself better at your job? Will this make a difference? If yes, then, go for it. If no, it’s better that you delegate it and let someone else deal with the not-so-important matters.

Build–and consistently sustain–your network. Have you ever heard the saying that your income is the average income of the five people who you hang out the most? Make sure to connect, reach out and develop sustainable relationships with authorities in your field as you’re going to need them to help you work on your skills and knowledge.

Always keep updated with the current events in your industry. Innovation is one of the factors that can help in construction company. For you and your company to succeed, you need to have a significant competitive advantage that can help put your company at the top of the game. All the resources that you need are available online. For a better understanding, you can even attend seminars and trade shows that can be valuable in shaping your skills and knowledge.

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Corporate social resposibility(CSR) at Rostwa Engineers

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the continuing commitment by business to behave ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as of the local community and society at large. Corporate social responsibility is all about companies playing their responsible part in society and giving back to society

CSR is the only way Rostwa Engineers shows the human face of the company. Businesses deal with humans so you can only connect with them through human language by showing some humanity. CSR is the thoughtful and practical way to give back to the society. Carrying out CSR activities is a great thing whether you get exposure or not, as it says a lot about the values, beliefs, and contributions of your company to the betterment of the world around you. 

Having a corporate social responsibility strategy can have a knock-on effect to encourage others to act responsibly too in other areas of their life. This improves the overall environmental responsibility; we feel that we can enhance relationships with our whole community by acting responsibly and selflessly to make a better place to work and a better community to live in.

CSR by Rostwa Engineers staff at Pope John Paul XVI Hospital Aber in 2017

Every community and society have both privileged and underprivileged residents. And so, when Rostwa Engineers carry out CSR activities in these communities, they add value to the lives of the people living there and hence better community reputation about us.

Rostwa Engineers sees CSR as part of a continuing process of building long-term value. Everything we do helps to improve our reputation and encourages clients and other stakeholders to stay involved with us. When we do this and get noticed, our reputation rises as an organization that cares about its environment and the people who live in it.

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Ways to Be a Better Co-Worker

Always be on time to show you respect other people’s time and Say a cheery “Hello!” in the morning.Do you get into the office, eyes down, shoulders slumped, and immediately start work? If so, you’re likely to find that co-workers ignore you (at best) or avoid you (at worst). Get into the habit of smiling and greeting everyone as you arrive in the morning or begin your shift. It’s amazing how fast this little courtesy can create chilly workplace relations

 Learn the art of small talk. Ask your co-workers about their interests – their favorite music, films, books, hobbies. Showing a genuine interest in them will make them feel comfortable around you. Talk about your life outside the office when it’s appropriate. This will remind the people you work with that you’re a person first, not just an employee or employer. Express your good ideas in a way that makes it clear that they are not the only good ideas, and that others may have equally good insights to add.

Avoid gossip. You don’t want anyone talking about you behind your back, so return the favor. When a co-worker comes to you bearing some gossip about an office romance or someone’s impending firing, respond with, “Really?” Then change the subject or get back to work. If you don’t respond, the gossiper will move on – and you’ll retain the trust and respect of your co-workers.

When dealing with a difficult co-worker, pretend your children are watching.This simple visualization technique will help you to keep a cool head. After all, you’ve taught your children to have good manners. With them “watching,” it will be difficult to stop to the level of your infuriating co-worker

Spread your good cheer. it might be a card for a co-worker – maybe a thank-you note for helping you out the week before, or a light, humorous card for a co-worker who seems to be a bit down. Always compliment your co-workers on their achievements – personal or professional. Too often, we focus on what people are doing wrong. Ask what they think. People love to be asked their opinion, so go out of your way to ask, “What do you think is missing from this report?” or “How do you think I should handle this situation with X?” Then give the advice-giver a sincere thank you, even if the ideas are less than helpful.

Return calls and e-mails promptly. To win friends at work, a good place to start is good office etiquette. There’s nothing more frustrating to busy people than to have their e-mails and phone messages ignored. Your silence doesn’t just make their job harder to do; it also conveys an unpleasant message to them: you’re unimportant to me.

 Here’s one for the boss: always work at least as hard as anyone working with or for you. Make it clear that you would never ask anyone to do a level of work you wouldn’t be willing to take on yourself.

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4 ways to increase teamwork in construction projects

Team work is one of the most vital issue needed at work to attain a common goal and objectives. Simply bringing different people together can’t make a good team but to have a smooth cooperation and collaboration in a construction project, these following tips and techniques can help you:

 Shared goals and vision; The first step to be taken is to define the goals and vision of the construction project then communicates to all members. Shared vision is the key to motive and inspire team members. A good vision needs to create the sense of common purpose and ownership for every individual in the project People need to understand what they are working towards and how they contribute to the common objectives . A good goal should be SMART: Specific, Measurable Achievable Realistic and Time-bound  

Roles and Responsibilities; in a construction project, there are many different groups such as architects, designers, engineers, owners, investors, contractors, subcontractors. These work groups must have close connection with each other to meet the deadline and accomplish the overall goals of the project. There should be assignment of roles and responsibilities for each team member. To have the best results, the leaders should understand the strengths and weaknesses of each individual to match the work with their competencies and without duplicating their team members’ efforts.

Conflict resolution; when people work together, conflict is unavoidable. It often stems from different points of view, misunderstandings and interpersonal problems. With the diversity workforce in construction industry, managers and supervisors need to keep an eye on every employee to recognize and handle conflicts immediately. Such skills as active listening, communication, negotiation, problem solving and decision making are needed for all leaders to effectively resolve potential conflict. Never let small problems become big issues, which easily lead you to be out of control. 

Building trust: People perform their best when they feel engaged, trusted and respected enough. You can create an environment of trust by increasing and encouraging feedback from all participants and tracking day-to-day work activities to timely adjust.  As a leader, you should show your openness and loyalty to your employees first. When your employees from different professions know each other well, they will cooperate more effectively.  

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Top 5 ways to improve employees productivity at site

Employee productivity is a vital issue at work which most companies aim at attaining at the best. High productivity will trigger the need for your employees to generate a certain level of output to keep the profits flowing. Improving employees’ productivity begins at the managerial level and good manager will not assert himself/herself as a regulator at work but rather serve as a mentor. Here are some simple top 5 tips you can use to improve employee productivity.

  1. . Make sure your employees wear Personal Protective Equipment
    While workers should never be careless, it is important especially for those who work in the construction business to wear Personal Protective Equipment at all times. Not only does this protect a person from injury, it also makes production faster as there is no need to be too delicate with each job done. Also make sure to provide you employees with the right equipment. More modern or electrical tools might help prevent injuries and longer working hours
  2. Make sure tasks are clearly delegated
    sometimes; a task is left undone because people are waiting for each other on who will do it. Don’t make it a voluntary thing. Make sure each task is clearly assigned to particular workers so that nothing gets left behind.
  3. Don’t assign too many tasks to one person
    Workers should have their own specific task. A carpenter focuses on the carpentry work. Architects and engineers shouldn’t be expected to hammer down pieces of wood and nails. Plumbers are assigned to install pipes and electricians are tasked to take care of all wirings. If a worker is assigned tasks that are not his expertise, work gets slower and the job becomes inferior.
  4.  Set target dates and goals.
    Everybody should know about target dates. From day 1, your workers should already know what is expected from them. There should be a daily, weekly and/or monthly goal
  5. Keep your employees motivated
    It could be a simple pep talk before each work day or you could give a hardworking construction worker a pat on the back every once in a while—there are so many different ways to motivate employees and the best way to keep productivity up is by making sure each one of your workers are determined and happy to their work.
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What next after the Lockdown?

After a long period of lock down due to COVID.19 pandemic, we have been fully operational but working from home.

The good news is that we are back in the office, maintaining the same working hours Monday to Friday 8:00 am -5:00 pm. Both sites and office are fully operating and following the current standard guidelines for safety in the pandemic.

We thank our clients and partners for bearing with the current situation and believe we will deliver more than the expectation.

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11th ANNIVERSARY FOR ROSTWA ENGINEERS

On every 27th April, we add a year and celebrate an anniversary. This year it’s totally different, with the current situation of the lockdown due to COVID 19, we had no option but to send messages to each other on different platforms as a way of congratulating ourselves making 11 years in business.

Work on different sites are ongoing amidst the current situation, we believe in delivering the best to our clients and always go an extra mile to fulfil our values as accompany.

We thank all our clients and partners for entrusting us with business and we promise to deliver more than the expected. Special appreciation to our staffs for the extra efforts and teamwork

HAPPY 11th ANNIVERSARY ROSTWA ENGINEERS

Stay home stay safe

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