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Reinventing construction through a productivity revolution | McKinsey

Reinventing construction through a productivity revolution | McKinsey

Revisiting something I read a while back that was apropos with a potential contractor coaching client I was speaking with today… I was researching another McKinsey report (Reinventing Construction Through A Productivity Revolution) and accidentally stumbled upon...

The Daily Scrum

The daily scrum: It’s not a status meeting, it’s a synchronization meeting Hat tip to Mike Cohn of Mountain Goat Software
On Multitasking

On Multitasking

MULTITASKING?…So the other month I was wondering: —“How many business owners, bosses, managers, etc keep a “timecard” or “timesheet” to track HOW THEY REALLY SPEND THEIR TIME even though they don’t have too?”— When the thought came to mind I was...

Work for $1,000 an Hour | Pro Remodeler

A good look at how think about and approaching delegation of work from Kyle Hunt a Michigan-based marketing expert. Work for $1,000 an Hour I work as a consultant, and here’s something I’ve consistently heard from my remodeling clients over the last...

Thinking Begets Thinking

A great Deming-ism I just stumbled across in my old notes  from a Scott Sedam article How To Get Smart from the 7/11/2000 issue of Professional Builder: Deming lamented that our companies and our country were becoming so obsessed with job skills that we were turning...

Craig Durosko's Series: 25 Ways You Can Lose Money in Remodeling

I’m wondering if you all you contractors are following Craig Durosko’s excellent series in Profession Remodeler 25 Ways You Can Lose Money in Remodeling. Craig Durosko: Part I: 25 Ways You Can Lose Money in Remodeling Craig Durosko: Part II: 25 Ways You...

Productivity: The debate over one-person (lead carpenter concept) vs. two (or more) person crews

I’ve been thinking about the issue of “productivity” and the debate over one-person (lead carpenter concept) vs. two (or more) person crews. When I open up my estimating application or crack open a copy of R.S. Means’ Repair and Remodeling Cost...