From Office to Field Communication Breakdown
As the founder and president of multiple businesses and the host of the Contractor CoachCast Podcast, Tony Booth has spent 12+ years coaching contractors on technology, risk management and business development. Tony has overseen and advised on hundreds of projects, ensuring that they are completed on time and with limited exposure to risk.
In today’s episode of the Mobile Workforce Podcast, Tony shares why communication between the office and the job site is so essential to the success of any construction project.
- Meaningful communication across an organization requires structure. Successful interactions across departments requires a platform that gives users the ability to share information quickly across channels and teams. Leaving critical information in the hands of one or two people is dangerous, whereas a platform puts comments, concerns and questions in front of the right people so nothing falls through the cracks.
- Strive to be highly efficient and productive. When it comes to productivity, the mindset that a company’s leadership team holds is as important as the processes and technology it implements. If the top brass doesn’t prioritize taking steps toward efficiency on the job site, it won’t matter what technology is available. The breakdown is in the mind, not the tools.
- Every member of the team needs to have their goals set. Being clear-minded and regimented in your process throughout the day sets boundaries and sets the rules of engagement for everyone. Once these rules are established, field communication across the team is effective and meaningful.