The 6 Pillars of Productivity

Contractors want to be able to guarantee labor productivity on their projects.

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Contractors can guarantee labor productivity on their projects by leading their project teams to focus relentlessly on ensuring that these 6 Pillars of Productivity are supporting each task.  

Field Productivity: 6 Pillars of Task Productivity - Ensuring Consistent Wins: Information, Labor / Subs, Materials, Equipment and Tools, Area Ready, and Goals.
  1. Information:  This is the starting point; information so clear it CAN NOT be misunderstood.  
  2. Labor / Subs:  Not putting the right amount of labor resources on the task - either too many or too few will impact productivity.  Adjust your plan as needed.
  3. Materials:  Can’t do anything without the right materials staged close to where they will be installed.  Don’t start the task unless you have firm verification that 100% of the approved materials are available.
  4. Equipment & Tools:  The right equipment and tools in good working order all fueled or charged as required.  Are these really the best tools for accomplishing this task?
  5. Work Area Ready:  All required prerequisite work or layout by others is complete.  Area is clean, well lit and environmentally protected if required.
  6. Goals:  Never send a crew out to work without goals that are clear, achievable and a bit of a stretch. 
    Given clear information and goals pillars 2-5 are a means to an end.  

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