Last week we discussed the importance of tracking your indirect labor costs, or the amount of money you’re spending on hourly team members when they’re clocked in but not producing billable work. This week we focus on how you can start to reduce your indirect labor costs.
Grunder Landscaping Co. is by no means perfect, but they are exceptionally organized, and nearly everyone who goes through their shop remarks on it. There truly is a place for everything, and everything is in its place. Here Marty gives you a peek inside their set-up and into what being organized can do for your bottom line:
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.