Builder and Business Manager Integration

A successful and sustainably growing construction business has the right balance of builder and business manager skills on the team.

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  • There is a healthy respect between all team members for both sets of skills.
  • Team members are cross-trained on both sets of skills to make integration tighter, leading to better decisions.  
  • The organizational structure supports this integration and cross-training.  
  • There are training, coaching, and mentoring programs that leverage internal and external resources to develop both sets of skills.  

Key Business Management Skills Include:

  • Strategy and business planning
  • Financial and risk management
  • Process improvement tools and techniques
  • Opportunity and resource alignment for sustainable growth
  • Business development
  • Talent recruiting, development, and management
Leadership Tools: Builder and Business Manager: Development and Integration

 


How well does your business integrate builder and business manager skills?  

If you could improve only one area in the next year what would it be? 




Premature Optimization
Construction technology innovation has exploded and is continuing to accelerate. The quantity of experienced talent is at a low point and will continue to decline throughout the next 10+ years. There are probably more unknowns than knowns.
Reasons to Run
Successfully leading in the long-term requires going beyond managing to outcomes. You must dive deeply into the underlying activities, habits, behaviors, and ultimately, to the motivations that lead to those outcomes.
Talent vs. Tools - Talented People Creating Value
Contractors are faced with more choices in tools than ever thanks to technology. With so many choices it is easy to fall into one of three traps. It is important to remember that it is people who create value; tools only enhance what people can do.