Effective Tasking - 4 Critical Elements

Maximizing labor productivity starts with defining exactly what needs to be delivered.

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Once you define what needs to be delivered in order to maximize labor productivity it then need to be broken down into tasks that can be effectively managed.

Field Productivity: 4 Critical Elements of an Effective Task.

We look at four criteria when it comes to defining what a “Good Task” looks like:

  1. A clearly defined element of work that can be completed without interruption if all prerequisites are fully met before starting.
  2. Aligns with how a crew would be laid-out in the field including clear performance goals.
  3. Hours and costs to complete the task as estimated and as planned are known including what is remaining for field layout and installation after design in virtual construction and fabrication if applicable.  
  4. Progress can be quickly and accurately estimated by anyone with reasonable field knowledge during a job walk.

While breaking the the project down into these tasks the team must rigorously discuss the most effective sequencing, what could be prefabricated or kitted, what is required to be ready before the project starts and all the other six pillars of task productivity.  


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