Powering on, brick by brick
Kirsty Bell began her Metricon journey almost four years ago as a Building Support Coordinator, before becoming a Building Support Manager in mid-2019. Today, she leads a team of trade, administrative, and onsite support workers who, together, bring our customers’ dream homes to life. And while this year has brought unique challenges, Kirsty and her team have taken the changes in their stride and uncovered even more efficient ways to approach their work.
“2020 has pushed us all to our limits. But we’ve stepped up and adapted in unexpected ways. Metricon provided the technology and resources we needed to work from home immediately - and we just powered on. Adjusting to limited teams on-site and not being able to meet customers in person has been tough. But with online meetings and digital contracts, we’ve been able to keep our projects rolling along nicely - and often at a quicker pace than when we were working face to face. We’ll continue to have frequent video meetings to connect team members on and off-site into the future.”
The key to persevering as a team, she shares, has been supporting each other.
“For many of us, remote working was a new and somewhat daunting concept. But it’s funny how something so unfamiliar began feeling like the new normal. Our team has really come together. We’ve been checking in with one another - particularly our colleagues who are living alone. We’re a family so we look out for each other.”