After the ball drops and the confetti has been swept away, it’s time to get back to work. It’s time to make 2017 a great year for your construction business. It’s the initiatives that you put in place today that will dictate how success you will be, now and in the future. Part of that is making good resolutions.
In our two-part series on New Year’s resolutions, our Tampa construction lawyers examine best practices that will help you grow and sustain your business. For more resolutions, please visit part one of this series.
Take a Look At All Aspects of Your Business
This is a pivotal time to take a long look at every aspect of your business. From contracts to billing to service, all parts of your business should be examined closely to see what worked and what can be adjusted. In terms of the construction site, the use of data can prove critical to success. Through a focussed look at data, contractors can pinpoint inefficiencies in their processes and correct them. By doing this, you can potentially save your projects from costly delays.
Commit to Producing Comprehensive Daily Reports
Many see writing daily reports as a necessary evil, but it is one of the most important documents you produce on a daily basis. Daily reports give information on site conditions, progress, project issues, and resource usage, among many other items. The document, in short, tells the living story of a construction project and protects you should a dispute occur.
Look Out For Troubled Co-workers
A report from the Centers for Disease Control stated that construction workers had the second highest suicide rate among the industries studied and well above the national average. Construction is an intense and harried profession, but if you sense that an employee or co-worker is struggling, talk them and seek help. The Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention provides resources to help construction managers and employees to properly understand the signs that one of their peers is considering suicide.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.