Building trust in the workplace requires building both Applied Trust and Emotional Trust. Here are 3 dos and don’t for building trust on the jobsite.
Creating a Lean culture in your company can pay dividends for years to come. Let us help you on your Lean journey with blogs from the leaders in Lean at TheLeanBuilder.com!
Old school construction superintendents did not have all the Lean tools and technology we enjoy today, but they still have plenty of knowledge to pass on to the next generation. Skiles Group Senior Superintendent Buddy Brumley shares 5 tips from the old school construction generation that the new school of builders would be wise to learn today.
As field-focused Lean practitioners, Joe and I are often asked for our thoughts around the most effective way to implement Lean methodologies on a construction project. Here’s a quick “how-to,” outlining the benefits of Lean Construction tools and processes, with an emphasis on their practical application to improve communication and workflow.
The construction project is a race and speed is the game for far too many builders. However, in Lean Construction it’s no longer an “us versus them” mentality. Lean expert Keyan Zandy explains.
Construction Superintendent 2.0 is the new Lean superintendent that is replacing the old school mentality with a new mentality based on terms like collaboration, patience, respect, flexibility, and accountability.
5S Lean is derived from 5 Japanese words, seiri, seiton, seisō, seiketsu, & shitsuke, & is the disciplined approach to maintaining order in the workplace.
Take your construction site safety to the next level using lean principles. Lean expert Joe Donarumo explains how to use Lean tools such as the Daily Huddle and Visual Communication Boards to boost project safety.
As my family has grown, my wife and I have adapted some Lean Construction practices that have made managing our household and raising our children more efficient. Due to social distancing measures I’ve been home more often than usual, so I’ve had extra time to reflect on my own family’s journey with Lean— and why now, during the CoVID-19 pandemic, is the best time to “sharpen the axe” and improve some of our home’s Lean practices.
That day has stuck with me ever since, an ever-present reminder that there is always room for constant improvement. How many times have we heard someone say, “This is how we have always done it,” “Don’t rock the boat,” or “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? I’ve worked around too many people with this type of mindset.