Productivity is critical in a labor-intensive industry like construction. Productivity isn't rocket science, but you do need to be deliberate with the way you manage your team.
Construction productivity has remained flat for years, despite the fact that other industries (such as manufacturing) have doubled their productivity. But this doesn't mean the productivity of your own projects can't improve.
That said, here are a few ways you can improve productivity and reinvent your team.
Manage your construction lubricants effectively. According to an international study, only 42% of manufacturing companies have the correct procedures in place to effectively manage lubricants. And 63% said they believe their staff isn't as trained on construction lubricants as they should be. When employees use the wrong construction lubricants on machines and engines, it can cause unplanned shutdowns.
Improve the planning process. Analyze the construction process of previous projects to determine where your team's strengths and weaknesses are. This will help you make improvements on future projects. It's recommended to re-plan if changes or problems arise during the construction process to avoid delays and ensure worker safety.
Improve your team's data use. Data is important for all industries, but it's especially so for construction. If your team uses BIM, consider enabling each of your workers to input their data into a single model. This allows the data to be evaluated by the team as a whole. Contractors will also be able to analyze the data to fix problems that arise during the process.
Take advantage of improving technology. New developments in technology are available for construction companies to use. Scheduling software and web-based project management applications, for instance, can do wonders for your team's productivity and communications.
Manage your workers' overtime. Overtime may seem like a good thing. The idea is that the longer your employees work, the sooner the project will be done. But overtime can actually reduce your team's productivity. This is because excessive overtime can cause employee burnout, higher accident rates, fatigue, and high employee turnover. Keep overtime to a minimum by using proper scheduling, supervision, and planning.
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