Emerging Trends in Management, Supervision and Mentoring in the Construction Industry (2004)

This study was designed to shed light on issues identified by people in the field of management, supervision and mentoring in construction. It examines whether further attention should be given to a number of questions, including: How are construction apprentices mentored? How important is mentoring? What does it take to be a good mentor? Are journeypersons well prepared to take on this task? What is the typical career path for supervisors? What non-technical skills do they need? Can potential candidates be identified early in their careers? Are the roles of supervisors and managers changing? How do these workers acquire their skills?