Posts Categorized: Project Management Best Practices

Three Things to Consider When Searching for the Best Construction Managers

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Having an exceptional construction manager is essential. Without strong leadership projects face significant risks, including sub-par quality, missed deadlines and budget concerns. Here are three critical aspects to consider, when searching for an ideal construction manager. 1. Management Skills A core function of the role is to serve as a leader, overseeing construction activities and monitoring Read more »

Top Ways to Improve Efficiency in the Workplace

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In the architecture, engineering, and construction fields, efficiency is essential. Being tasked with meeting tight deadlines is common, and slight deviations from the original schedule can have a cascading effect, significantly harming the delivery timeline. Similarly, long, drawn-out hiring processes can be detrimental to your success, leaving you short-handed or causing you to miss out Read more »

Increase Your Overall Productivity By Working Smarter, Not Harder

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Are you having trouble achieving everything you want to accomplish each day? Before overworking yourself and burning out, look at all the factors. Are you working hard and do you have the necessary knowledge, tools and resources? If so, the problem may be your approach to completing the work. You may not need to work Read more »

Tired of Saying Yes to Everything at Work? Here is How to Start Saying No

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You give your all to your job each day, but you can only tackle so much at one time. If working overtime has become your standard because you avoid saying no at all costs, it is time for a change. It will take time, but learning to set boundaries and recognizing when to say no Read more »

3 Reasons Why Temporary Employment is The Solution to Supplement Vacation Time

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Peak vacation time has arrived, and your employees are eager to cash in their Paid Time Off (PTO). You want your team to be happy, but can be hard to keep the business running when multiple people plan to be out of the office at the same time. Thankfully, there is an easy solution that Read more »

How to Make Contract Employees Feel Like They Are a Part of Your Team

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While contract employees sometimes only work for a company for a short time, such as for the duration of a project they are still a part of the team. Hired for a specific skill set, or to assist the permanent staff during a busy season, these individuals contribute a great deal to the company’s success. Unfortunately, the Read more »

Improve Overall Productivity by Giving Sick and Distressed Employees the Day Off

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Everyone has an off day every now and again. Your employees are only human. From time to time, they get sick and have family problems, which will impact their productivity. If one of your employees comes into work weighed down by external forces, telling them to go home is likely best for everyone. Many will Read more »

Working Indoors on a Construction Assignment? Is the Indoor Lighting Conducive for Maximum Productivity?

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Working in construction often means your team spends a portion of the day outside. Laboring away in the fresh air, under sunny skies is an ideal work environment for many. After all, natural light is often a energy booster. Of course, not  all construction projects or tasks take place outdoors. Do you notice a difference Read more »

Are Personal Finances and Struggles Impacting Your Employees’ Performance?

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Money is not the most important thing in life, but it certainly makes a difference. The results of a recent SunTrust survey revealed that 75% of Americans are under some type of financial stress. Whether the pressure is caused by debt, a pile of unpaid medical bills or uncertainty about their retirement savings, these struggles Read more »

How to Decrease Employee Distractions to Get the Highest Level of Output From All Individuals

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Employees are paid to do a job. When your employees step foot in the office each morning, you expect them to get to work immediately and give 100% to their work. While most of your employees are probably loyal and hard-working, they face a myriad of diversions each day. Even the best employees get distracted from Read more »

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