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November 8, 2022
Association News
Renewal season is still upon us! As of Oct. 30, if you have not renewed your membership, your online login is no longer active and you will need to call NAWIC National's office to renew.
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I recently went to the dentist. I know, ugh. I am the only member of my immediate family that regularly keeps an appointment. In fact, I go 3 times a year in stead of the typical semi-annual visit. Today, I’m staring down the short end of October and looking forward to the change of the clocks. It has been way too dark in the morning lately. I realize it is just a tradeoff. What can I say, I’m a morning person.  “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.” - Benjamin Franklin

How do these all tie together? My extra visit with the dental hygienist helps maintain the health of my teeth and gums. I prefer the extra time in the chair, fortunately she is pleasant, chatty, and has a soft touch, rather than risking more challenging procedures. And the change in clocks? It’s not really about the actual resetting but the accompanying message. Change the batteries in your smoke detectors. They might be fine. Do any of you test them throughout the year? Me neither.

We can also use this concept in managing projects, supervising teams, and a whole host of situations. Dan Heath, in his book, Upstream, advocates for not treating the symptom but getting to the root cause to prevent it from ever happening. Here are just a couple of ways you could begin leaning on greater prevention:

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Industry Update
Construction’s national unemployment rate is down to 3.4%, according to a year-over-year analysis by Associated Builders and Contractors.
Major themes include compensation and leave, but employers also will need to note legislation that adds new retaliation protections, attorneys said.
Construction Dive rounds up its coverage of the industry’s grassroots effort to stamp out hate and racism on jobsites nationwide.
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