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Balance Efficiency Against Other Goals

Balance Efficiency Against Other Goals

If we define efficiency as the amount of work accomplished per given unit of labor input, we can implement effective ways to boost efficiency. But we can also come up with ineffective ways to boost efficiency. The effective ways typically improve on the inputs to labor, so include such things as: Company-provided assets. (e.g., company-provided […]

The Truth About Multi-tasking

The Truth About Multi-tasking

Many managers are under the impression that multi-tasking allows people to get more done. Many workers, especially younger ones, also feel this way; they text to one person during a conversation with another person. One of the problems with multi-tasking is the brain is not a parallel processing machine. It performs cognitive tasks serially. And […]

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 […]