Management lessons from the city masons


Kenya has an oversupply of graduates and so most young people are now turning to self-employment to make ends meet. In Nairobi, the construction industry is now flooded with graduates who could not find job opportunities after campus. These graduates start as handymen and rise all the way to register their own construction companies depending on their areas of expertise. It is this new team of construction experts who have revolutionarised the industry by coming up with new building technologies that have made home ownership affordable to all Kenyans.

Just as in the construction industry where novices have managed to come up with beautiful buildings under the guidance of experienced foremen and expert engineers, the measure of a company’s success lies with its decision makers.

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