Unformatted text preview: downtime. Baseline current management, practices, behaviors and performance.
n Inventory and define acceptable
behaviors, commit resources, establish tracking and measurement systems.
n Implement best practices in the
field, measure conformance.
n Provide training, build commitment
and reinforce implementation of
best practices. These separate efforts can be combined
into a company philosophy of continuous improvement that addresses productivity, quality and safety. The general steps for a program that includes all
three is listed below: To stay current in the highly competitive construction environment may
demand re-engineering of the methods
and manner in which construction corporations operate and view their investment in productivity, quality and safety. The concept that productivity, quality and safety are all closely related
is not difficult to grasp. It starts with
doing things according to pre-established standards.
Those construction firms that recognize the relationship between productivity, quality and safety and take action
will save lives, increase profits and have
a whole lot more fun.
About the Authors
George Berg and Rick Dutmer are part
of FMI’s Quality Productivity Improvement Group. FMI, the nation’s
largest management consulting firm
specializing in the construction industry, has offices located in Raleigh, N.C.;
Tampa, Fla.; and Denver. Official Publication of AWCI 105...
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This document was uploaded on 03/04/2014 for the course HRM 305 at Boise State.
- Spring '13
- Human Resource Management