This is part 1 of a 2-part discussion concerning growing your construction contracting or service business through growing your middle managers. In this section the discussion will center on what you as an owner should be doing in your business while allowing your middle managers to manage other aspects.
You’re the boss – own it
You have better things to do than being on job sites all day long. Put your time and effort towards critical, big-picture decisions concerning your construction contracting business. The areas you should consider are:
reducing cycle times
increasing on-time delivery
reducing outstanding debt
growing profit techniques
improving customer satisfaction
discerning inventory turns
identifying repeated bottle necks
communicating the vision
holding others accountable
gaining new industry insights
instructing or providing instruction for employees
It is your job to clearly visualize the end result of each job and how that job affects your overall goal of company growth and profit building. Therefore, you do well to assign responsibilities and accountabilities to the correct people — the middle managers, thus assuring you get there.
In part 2 we’ll look at what it takes to have an excellent team of middle managers doing their jobs well, making it possible for you to do your job well. You can see part 2 by going here.