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TAG: productivity

Turfco TurnAer XT5

February 13, 2015By

Turfco’s TurnAer XT5 steerable and reversible aerator now offers increased speed, a new weight system and a new gear ratio system, improving efficiency and hill performance. The weight system allows operators to adjust weight in the back of the aerator, improving control on hills, and the gear ratio system gives operators 14 percent more speed. The TurnAer XT5 also utilizes... read more

Achieve 100% productivity

October 22, 2014By

Productivity is important in any business, and there are several ways to measure it. But the best way is to keep it simple, clear and actionable. For the green industry, that means measuring the hours—the ratio of budgeted hours to actual hours, that is. If 100 hours are budgeted for a job and it gets done in 90 hours, then... read more

Throwback Thursday: January 2004

May 8, 2014By

You’re familiar with the terms, and you surely have heard them this month: “The busy season.”  “The grind.”  “Spring pressure.” Do you sense a nerve-wracking undertone from them? A solution to that is productivity—a term the cover story from the January 2004 issue of Landscape Management efficiently expands on. Titled “Productivity tips” by then-Contributor George Witterschein, the story lists 10... read more

Are you 80% efficient?

March 17, 2014By

The ultimate definition of productivity is your ability to keep your laborers on your clients’ properties and, more importantly, to keep them working while on those properties. You don’t make money when they are traveling to and fro, even if your clients pay for the travel. And you make no money with them loading and unloading, even if your clients... read more

What I’m Reading Wednesday: Leadership and to-do lists

February 26, 2014By

I have leadership and productivity on the mind today, which I’d say is a good mindset to be in, as I’ll be departing for PLANET’s Great Escape at Disneyland in the morning. If you’ll be there, give me a shout at mpalmieri@northcoastmedia.net. I’d love to hear what’s on your mind as the second month of 2014 wraps up (already!). “David... read more

February 2014 Web Extra: Six minutes of time [excerpt from ‘The E-Myth Landscape Contractor’]

February 11, 2014By

Let’s explore the financial impact of wasted time. We will start with a simple question. Is it possible that in your company, your employees waste as much as six minutes of time per day? Is it possible? Right now, I want you to ask yourself this very question. I have asked this question of seminar attendees more than 200 times.... read more