Accelerating The Pace of Learning

Reading (or listening) to books and book summaries is one of the best ways to learn what others are doing.

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Closing the gap between where we are and where we want to be starts with learning new things and accelerating the pace of our learning. The challenging part of reading many management books is that they never apply 100% to your particular situation. 

Reading List: Constraints Breed Resourcefulness. Book: Extreme Teams by Robert Bruce Shaw

Extreme Teams was recommended by a client and we work hard to always read anything recommended by someone in our network.  The book has tons of great take-aways about culture and team dynamics in high-performance organizations. We have all enjoyed being parts of these teams and we hear people talking about particular projects years after they were complete.  

This book dives deeper into the leaders and systems that companies have used to scale this high-performance culture from an initial startup team into thousands of people.  Regardless of the current size of your business or your future goals nothing will have a bigger impact than building a team of the right talent.  

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Process Improvement and Cycle Times
When contractors grow inefficient processes usually get substantially more inefficient dramatically changing the Return on Investment (ROI) model. Saving a few minutes over 1,000 cycles per month means $60K+ potential savings over a couple years.
Discipline = Agility
Far too many construction teams believe that standard processes, routines, training and disciplined execution will stifle their creativity. It is quite the opposite and when you flip that switch in thinking it begins to unlock amazing performance.
Integrating Metrics and Organizational Structure
Having a high-level scoreboard for a contractor is just the beginning. The much more valuable part is breaking these high-level scores down into specific and prioritized metrics at each level within each functional area of the organization.