If your crews are heading out in the morning and stopping at McDonald’s or elsewhere to load up on breakfast or snacks before going to their job sites, you’re losing valuable time and money. We used to have this same problem at Grunder Landscaping, until w came up with a way to solve it that benefitted everyone.
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.
Last week we discussed how what gets measured gets improved, and looked at the top three financial metrics you need to monitor every month.
This week Marty focuses on another set of numbers that are also crucial to the success of your landscaping business—and that you need to be sharing with your crews in the field if you want to win:
This week I checked in with Jason New, a green-industry executive coach and one of our ACE Peer Group facilitators, to find out what landscape companies need to be paying attention to this time of year and what we can all do to get better.
With more than 20 years’ experience at leading companies in our industry, Jason is an expert at operational efficiency and at identifying areas that require change and need reinforcement. I’ve learned a lot from him, and our ACEs have too.
Here he shares two small but critical steps you can take this week to work smarter and drive results:
As those of you who’ve taken one of our Field Trips to Grunder Landscaping headquarters know, we have a system for nearly everything. It’s what keeps us efficient and a step ahead of the competition.
This week Joe Spatz, who oversees our fleet and facilities operations, shares tips and tactics for optimizing your shop.