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General Contractor

General Contractor DISC Chart

Job Summary

A general contractor oversees the entire building project on-site. They supervise construction project laborers, conduct routine inspections, direct subcontractors, and consult homeowners regarding remodel or new construction specifications. Other responsibilities include documenting pricing in a daily logbook, monitoring work quality, and ensuring all building codes are met. They need extensive knowledge of building permits, construction industry best practices, and a contractor's license. A general contractor works on-site in a field office to efficiently supervise the building project.

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Personality types of a General Contractor

Each letter of DISC represents polar personality types with correlating behaviors and characteristics. Learn more about their strengths and weaknesses, how they communicate, and more

high D - Problem Solver

Likes to have control or authority

high I - Influencer

Likes being social

low S - Voyager

Likes new adventures

high C - Rule Follower

Likes following rules

Behavioral Qualities for a General Contractor

Behavioral qualities make people naturally act in a certain way. Utilize people's natural behaviors and strengths at work.
  • Commanding. A presence of control and authority.
  • Stimulating. Invigorating and rousing.
  • Proactive. Driven towards action, not reaction.
  • Organized. Structured and methodical.

Motivators for a General Contractor

Motivators are values that drive people. To retain passionate employees, place people in a role that utilizes their values
  • Political: A drive for authority, to take command. To tend to the political drive, let them decide how best to manage individual projects and provide them with a flexible work environment.
  • Regulatory: A drive to maintain order and the status quo. To tend to the regulatory drive, give them leadership opportunities that allow them to showcase their management abilities.
  • Theoretical: A drive to learn and gain new knowledge. To tend to the theoretical drive, encourage them to learn new skills as they develop in their career.

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