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? 




Using Checklists Effectively
Too many construction businesses needlessly run on razor-thin margins due to poor productivity. Checklists are a very simple and powerful tool that can be used to mitigate many of these problems.
Talent Shortage and Investing in Talent Development
Construction reached “Peak Talent” levels in 2015 and the problem will get 3X worse by 2020 continuing to worsen through 2030.
Bechtel and Business Development
Nothing will have a bigger impact on a contractor’s business than bringing in more quality revenue on a recurring basis. Knowing there is a stable stream of quality projects coming in allows making the investments necessary for operational excellence.