Culture

Don’t Let Poor Communication Get in the Way of Great Performance

Don’t Let Poor Communication Get in the Way of Great Performance

One lesson we’ve learned over the years at Grunder Landscaping Co. is just how much poor communication can get in the way of great performance.

No matter how much energy and effort you devote to installing and maintaining landscapes, if your team members aren’t communicating with each other and with your clients, you’re going to have problems.

How to Improve Your Team’s Performance

How to Improve Your Team’s Performance

Recently, I was conducting an onsite consultation for a landscaping company whose owner had an ambitious vision for his business. He thought they were doing okay but he knew he could accomplish so much more if only his team were more engaged and invested in the company’s success.

Sound familiar? I hear this a lot. And every time I do, I ask the owner what it is he or she is doing to foster and drive that engagement.

Building a Smarter Future for Your Company

Building a Smarter Future for Your Company

We can’t grow our companies without hiring and nurturing young people, and without being open to their ideas and insights. I was reminded of this again this week when I headed out to Brigham Young University in Salt Lake City to spend some time sharing what I know about our industry with the students in their top-notch horticulture program. As much as I hope I helped them, they helped me to see the challenges we’re facing at Grunder Landscaping in new ways:

The Most Successful Companies Understand the Importance of Teamwork

The Most Successful Companies Understand the Importance of Teamwork

We just wrapped up an amazing couple of days in Portland, Oregon, taking a deep dive into how to run a winning landscaping company and going behind the scenes of Pacific Landscape Management as part of the 2018 NALP Field Trip. In this video, I share one of the many takeaways from the event, live from Nike world headquarters, whose beautiful campus Pacific Landscape maintains and where attendees were treated to a special tour and dinner: