The 8 Steps for Creating Systems in Construction

Last month I gave a presentation at World of Concrete in Las Vegas. Over 300 people attended the presentation, which was titled, ‘How to Increase Profitability by Creating Simple, Effective Systems.’

In trade magazines and business books we read that business owners and managers have to create systems within their companies. We hear that systems allow us to delegate work to others in our company, create predictable results, reduce errors, and increase profits.

That is all true. The problem is that nobody ever tells us how to create systems.

Download my free systems guide here to see how to create systems in your business.​

Several years ago I decided to figure out how to actually create systems in my concrete construction company. After many years, books, and trial & error, I figured out how to create and implement simple, yet effective systems. I also learned how to follow up on those systems so they stay in place within the company.

I developed an eight step approach to creating effective systems within construction companies. During my presentation at World of Concrete, I shared those eight steps.

The Eight Steps for Creating Systems in Your Construction Company:

Step 1. Identify What Needs A System

Step 2. Define the Outcome

Step 3. Determine Who Will Be Involved

Step 4. Create the System

Step 5. Implementation and Training

Step 6. Improve the System

Step 7. Follow Up to Ensure Compliance

Step 8. Celebrate System Success​

I have created a quick guide that explains each of those eight steps to creating a system in your construction company. If you would like that guide, click here to instantly receive your own copy.

Systems are the solution to the sticking points in your contracting business. Wherever you have consistent problems, a system can help you.

Some benefits of implementing processes in your contracting business:

  • Less screw-ups
  • Delegation of tasks to others
  • Increased productivity
  • Assigned responsibility
  • Reduced reliance on key employees
  • Less vulnerability to employees leaving
  • Leverage time and talent
  • Increased profits

In many cases, when you see a company finally break through a plateau, they have done so by embracing systems

One of the best investments you can make in yourself and your construction company is to learn how to create and implement business systems.

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