Sunday, October 5, 2008

First Team on the Field gets to Play

An observant reader from the last post (October 2) noticed that out one of the windows it appeared there were players on the stadium field and wondered if we were already practicing on the new field! ;-)
Yes indeed, there was a group playing on the field. These players are construction workers. I believe this was the plumbing crew and the masonry crew. This was taken after hours at the end of the day after a full day on the job.
Our construction manager, Mike Kesterson, explained that on a project this size with hundreds of workers the construction crews actually become a small community. He was asked if the crews could play ball on the field at the end of the day. On one evening a week they get together and enjoy the competition and exercise on our field.
As Mike said, it is important to provide opportunity for all of the construction community to "own" their product. When the workers feel respected and encouraged to work together as a team a sense of pride in the work and a sense of ownership in the product is created. This diverse and complex organization of individuals have come together to create our school.

It is for their future as well as ours that we build our new school and campus.

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