Business

Compete by mining your financials

October 16, 2018By
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How can average companies compete against large companies and lowballers? That’s the question. Here’s the short answer: They can’t. Average companies are just that—they’re average. Middle of the pack. Not special. Neither good nor bad. Just average. Polls have shown that in America, the majority of people consider themselves above average—a mathematical impossibility. If you are average, then competition will... read more

Compete by measuring your team’s stability

October 16, 2018By and
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Every week we hear the same issue from our clients: “We can’t find team members.” Some questions come to mind when we hear this comment. Why can’t you find them? How can you be competitive if you can’t find them? How much time have you spent looking, or haven’t you? Where are you looking? Is this your top issue at... read more

Sequence your jobs

July 17, 2018By

It’s essential to identify and create an efficient workflow. Job sequencing is essential to efficient landscape operations, especially maintenance. After each visit, a customer expects an attractive, complete job; hence, you need an organized, sequential approach to achieving a quality service. Job sequencing is the arrangement of the task to be performed or processed in a particular order. Simply put,... read more

10 commandments of preshift huddles

May 24, 2018By
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It’s been relatively recently that the huddle has made its way from the playing field to the business workplace, but it has proven to be just as effective in settings as diverse as the military, healthcare and restaurants as it always has been in sports. No matter the industry, employers who consistently use daily huddles realize increases in both productivity... read more

Tips for managing your data

April 10, 2018By

Data is the building block of scientific research, which is why it’s useful for backing up claims. Data also is a resource that becomes more valuable as it becomes smarter. Your data systems can work day and night without bathroom breaks, gaining insights about your business. You just have to plan for it. People assume Amazon.com revolutionized retail by accelerating... read more

Hire the right people

February 27, 2018By and
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Determine a candidate’s strengths and empower employees for success. Doesn’t every new hire result in a better crew that produces better-than-current results? Well, not really. Our experience has shown that more than half the time, a new hire doesn’t work out. However, we know that by following a hiring process, we can reduce that percentage and have happier employees that... read more