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Divide and Conquer With Your Workforce

Divide and Conquer With Your Workforce

When Henry Ford came out with the Model T, it wasn’t the car that was the big innovation. It was the method of building it. Specialization and assembly line methodology resulted in producing a car every 90 seconds. Initially, it doesn’t seem you can apply Ford’s model to electrical work. But let’s look at two […]

How Do Your Employees Waste Time?

How Do Your Employees Waste Time?

You might be surprised how much time your employees waste. Do you catch your employees “goofing off” in any of the following ways? Waiting at the jobsite gate for security credentials. Worse is waiting at the wrong gate for someone to show up. Solution: Make the necessary security arrangements ahead of time. Leaving the jobsite […]

New Tools Can Save Time on the Job

New Tools Can Save Time on the Job

Following these tool tips can help you get more done in less time. Use an electric screwdriver in addition to your power drill, rather than using the drill for both functions. The screwdriver is lighter and slightly easier to work with, plus you won’t need to change bits between drilling holes and driving screws. Some […]

SAE vs. Metric

SAE vs. Metric

Mike took a job as the Field Services Manager for a small industrial services firm. The firm provided a variety of services, but anything done in the field was Mike’s responsibility. He made a point of visiting every active job and watching people work. Something he noticed repeatedly is that even the mechanics were constantly […]

Good Work Habits

Good Work Habits

Two people of similar technical ability may complete similar work in very different timeframes. Why is this? The one who completes work sooner practices good work habits, the “slower” one does not. These same two individuals have different error rates, too. Guess which one has the lower error rate? Most companies do not have a […]