Invest in Continuous Improvement
While the idea of investing in your construction contracting business can run from purchasing new tools or equipment to spending on marketing or recruiting, none of those is our focus.
One of the most overlooked ways to continuously improve your company is to provide education and training for your employees.
On your journey to successful contractor status, you’ve probably heard these little truisms (or others like them).
Competence leads to confidence.
Education doesn’t have an expiration date.
Knowledge doesn’t depreciate nor disappear.
You can take advantage of the truth behind these adages by planning for your employees’ development.
Investment for the Future
Guiding, training, and educating your crew and staff gives you an advantage; that’s true.
And it gives your employees an advantage. It is a subtle yet powerful benefit. And it has to do with value. When they value themselves for what they know and how they can make a difference, their input and contributions begin progressively developing and increasing.
It’s a Bottom-Line Proposition
As your business and its processes, procedures, and efforts grow and mature, you need your employees’ knowledge and skill sets to mature along with them.
You want to see:
More productive staff
It’s a People Proposition
The ability to attract and keep employees who bring value to your organization is enhanced by their perception of your respect and appreciation of them. Providing ongoing and enhanced educational opportunities is one of the most important ways to show your recognition of their worth.
Career development opportunities
Increased earning potential
To stay informed
The ability to help others
To prove their reliability
Who to Include
Who should be included in educational endeavors? Everyone. Each group of people may require different training or distinct educational opportunities. But everyone should be included in the process. You may have other distinctions, but here is a basic list of “who.”
Get the Continuous Improvement Mindset
Keeping a mindset of continual learning, of consistent improvement, allows you to broaden your thinking into other areas of your construction business.
Welcome New “Stuff”
Products and Supplies
Tools and Equipment
Technology and Automation
Encourage Advanced Knowledge
Letting your team know that you are all about helping them gain advantages for themselves is a powerful means of conveying your appreciation to them. Encourage them to gain further knowledge about:
Methods and Skillsets
Laws and Regulations
Industry secrets, formulas, or keys
Embrace Professional Development
Focus on advanced business management skills for yourself and your executive-level team.
Leadership and Management Abilities
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Organization and Time Management Capabilities
Critical Thinking and Attention to Detail Proficiency
Reflection: Do you have a plan for providing educational opportunities for all your employees? Where is the most training needed at this time? How will you get started?
Construction Contractors look to The Profit Constructors to provide advocacy in dealing with:
Clients and customers
Employees and subcontractors
Vendors and service providers
Working with The Profit Constructors gives Construction Contractors the means to organize their operations in ways that help them:
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