As the New Year begins, reflecting back on the previous year with your employees can help identify areas for future improvement. In doing so, there are times when it may help to get back to the basics. This becomes more evident with companies that have been experiencing growth for some time.
Getting back to the basics can mean different things to different people. Construction basics include things like foundational items, core principles, and the vision of the company. It is easy to lose focus in the midst of tight schedules, short deadlines, and problem solving during the busy summer months.
Think of it this way: When you lift a heavy object, you know the basics. You position your feet, keep your back straight, and bend and lift with your legs. Employees sometimes need to be reminded of this—even though, if you were to ask them the right way to do it, they would give you the correct answer.
Use this checklist to identify areas you may want to improve when it comes to construction basics.
Every construction company wants to be efficient, safe, and competitive, produce high-quality workmanship, have a backlog of work, employ talented people, and establish a great working environment. All this takes constant effort and hard work to achieve. A company is only as strong as the weakest link in the chain.