Email has completely changed the way we do business over the last couple of decades. Some changes have been for the good and some for bad.
Proper change management protects our profits and our stakeholders.
Today we discuss the importance of properly managing change orders. As elite contractors we know that we must strive to solve problems better and this is one area where we can really shine. Taking the right approach to managing change orders can set us apart from the industry.
It’s estimated that we spend 1 week to 1 month annually searching for files on our database or on our computers. If you look at a company with 10 employees that’s 800 hours on average and at $30 per hour that can equate to over $24,000 annually wasted searching for something.
In today’s episode we review one of my favorite tools for managing a project, the 3-Week Look Ahead Schedule. This simple tool can help you keep your projects running smooth and on schedule. Best of all, it only takes a small amount of time to keep it up to date and accurate.
Today I dig into how we communicate with our clients when we discuss change orders. We discuss building trust and clearly communicating with our clients to ease the pain surrounding change orders.