As a business owner in construction today, this age-old adage still holds true. You can see change occurring everywhere in our profession. From design to construction phases; new techniques, systems and processes are advancing requiring us to adapt or be left behind.
When we perform an internal scan and assessment in assisting construction firms, one of our steps is examination of personnel to evaluate skills and proper fit. In this process, we are also looking for the degree to which performance management is used and part of the culture.
One of my favorite quotes attributed to Will Rogers is “Eventually everything degenerates into work”. Peter Drucker was known to say something similar, “Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.”
Several years ago, I had the privilege of working with a company that started in the mid 19th century. The company at the time was led by a 5th generation family member (now the 6th generation is in place).
Next Level Contractor helped a Wisconsin paving company achieve a 42% growth in sales by putting the right structure and systems in place for job costing, accounting, sales, marketing, and human resources.