I recently asked Dr. Phil Allen, a professor of landscape management at Brigham Young University, what landscaping professionals can do to attract top students like the ones he teaches to work at their companies.
Whether you’re an owner or a team member, October is a pivotal month. With the hectic demands of summer starting to wind down, it’s the perfect time to look back at what you’ve accomplished so far this year and where you hope to finish, what you did well and where you came up short. We take the time to do this at GLC because it’s our last big chance to fix what we can for the season and to set ourselves up for success in the new year.
To a tee, the most successful companies I’ve seen and worked with in the green industry understand the importance of investing in their people. Because no matter how smart you may be or think you may be as an owner, you will never realize your company’s full potential so long as it rides solely or even mostly on you.
As owners grow their businesses, one challenge they face is how to remain connected to their team members and how to ensure the company culture does not get eroded as they add more and more people to the payroll. What comes naturally when you’re small gets considerably more complicated as you scale up.