business was like so many others, a tale of feast and famine,
although on average it was much more famine than feast. I was
very disheartened, and was beginning to think that I could never
have a consistently profitable business. I was especially frustrated
with the lack of cooperation my employees gave me. Over the
years an adversarial, us-against-them attitude became the norm.
I was ready to give up on the idea that I could ever turn this
around. I was most despondent because I recognized the problems,
but I could not see a way out."
"I hired GNA and things began to change almost immediately.
Now it’s been just over 6 months and I have to say, I
never thought it was possible to experience the extraordinary
change in attitude I’m seeing with my employees. It’s
just really amazing to see the day-to-day changes as they buy
into the notion that we are all in the same boat. We are transforming
this into a team that is playing together to win, and we are
on the road to profitability. This is definitely working for
me and I am very thankful."
Michael Hamman, General Contractor
have been thinking about how best to describe how much you helped
us become a more efficient and productive company. The work
we did with you on creating a structure for weekly meetings
with the field superintendents, production manager and estimator
was very valuable. Your help with the creation of a written
set of accountabilities for each of our managers and our superintendents
has helped all personnel to set goals for themselves and to
focus and regularly report on them."
continue to benefit from the concepts that were a part of it,
especially the idea that a construction project is a “network
of commitments”. Our superintendents have learned how
to ask for a firm commitment to a schedule from subcontractors
and we all continue to be amazed how effective such a simple
thing is in improving the efficiency of the projects. The process
of designing simple planning forms for the superintendents helped
us to clearly focus on a planning and reporting process that
worked for us and to realize how powerfully useful a simple
planning document can be."
working with you we have continued to develop our procedures
and systems manual and to improve our management team, but I
give you the credit for helping us initially find the clear
path through the cluttered and often imposing landscape that
is the world of residential construction."
- David Leff, Leff Construction
many contractors GNA works with, these testimonials exemplify
the turn around possible when you take the time to give your
employees new tools and practices. The return on investment
is well worth the time, money, and effort you put into this.
That's time and money that you normally never think you have.
Can you really afford not to take some time
to work on your business? The fact is, as you and your employees
continue to practice the returns and benefits continue expanding
year after year, key employees become driving forces in your
business, aligned with the vision you all share. Contact
me today to find out more about how GNA could benefit you
and your company.
Neil Associates leads companies in the development
and implementation of his unique freedom-based management system,
proven to be the most effective path to creating a culture of
accountability, necessary to achieve the most successful outcomes
business owners, managers and employees need.