The Productivity-Talent Bonus

Contractors will receive a major talent bonus when they put a relentless focus on field productivity.

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Field Productivity: The Productivity-Talent Bonus. Becoming a Talent Magnet.

Beyond the “Grand Slam”  improvements they will become “Talent Magnets” for the best in the industry making them unstoppable even in the face of major talent shortages. 

  • The best players want to play for the best teams.  Look at sports teams. Business is no different.
  • The best players want to play with other great players because that is what makes them better.  This is why talent differentiation matters.
  • As Jack Stack describes in “The Great Game of Business” people will disagree about many things but EVERYONE loves winning.  
  • When you start winning in the market and sharing that broadly you will attract talent.  Winning for contractors means building great projects - make it fun and your team will help you share.  
  • As Jim Collins describes in “Good to Great” winning is about getting the right people on the bus. 

It’s a continuous improvement cycle where you find a way for your current team to win.  Celebrate and share that win. Attract more great talent to your team.  Win some more. Watch your scoreboard improve.  Repeat for Sustainable Growth.  


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Labor Productivity
Field labor is the often the biggest variable on a construction project - making it the biggest risk and opportunity....

Labor Productivity
Field labor is the often the biggest variable on a construction project - making it the biggest risk and opportunity....

Setting the Conditions for Success
The contractors that will continue to grow profitably in the future are those that master talent development. Leaders must (1) setup the conditions for success with their team and (2) lead by example when it comes to their own development.
Structure and Strategy - Sustainable Growth Through Balanced Execution
As a contractor grows there are inflection points where their market strategy and organizational structure must be evaluated and refined. These changes are just part of the cycles every business goes through. They are never easy but are always necessary.
Growth and Opportunity
Contractors that are growing profitably, have great reputations with their customers, and have a good culture are able to attract and retain the best talent even with the talent shortages the construction industry will face in the next 10+ years.