Construction is a team sport.
Your success is a direct reflection of the performance of your individual team members and how well they function together.
Like a sports GM, you must constantly evaluate the quality of your team so that performance improves.
Here’s how to do it.
1. Create a spreadsheet.
2. Populate with name and position.
3. Evaluate each person in three areas:
– Technical Skills
– People Skills
The evaluation criteria:
Minus: Below standard
Neutral: At standard
Plus: Above standard
(Don’t overthink it)
Then evaluate their Potential: High, Medium, Low
Finally, select One Area of Improvement for each person.
Not 2 or 3.
If your time is limited, only work with the high-potentials, they’ll give you the most bang for your buck.
Repeat the process every 90 days.
Over time: develop your high-potentials, manage your mediums, and remove your underperformers.
If you are consistent, the quality of your team will grow, and you’ll notice the difference in the profitability of your projects.