employee productivity ideas

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by HBFOXJr, Sep 19, 2002.

  1. smburgess

    smburgess LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467


    I really love the idea, but I feel that quality would slip right away. How do you deal with that problem?
  2. hoyboy

    hoyboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 346

    If there is a problem, they fix it on their own time. I don't get paid to go back and fix problems, so neither will they.

    That brings up a good point, though....

    These guys are getting paid 8 hours a day, whether they really work that long or not (they don't). They love it. They have it good and they know it. They also know that I know it. And I have a list of several guys who are drooling to take their jobs if they screw up.

    When I first started the system, I had the same concerns. I also had to smooth talk the guys into trying the system out. They were hesitant. But now EVERYONE likes it. I pay the foreman $10/"hour" (not really an hour, more like a "unit") that actually has been working out to more like 13 - 15 per "hour" based on actual time worked. The helpers get about $7.50/"hr" (in actuality, more like 9.50 - 11.00).

    So everyones getting paid good, and there are guys interested in moving up if someone begins getting sloppy or cutting corners.

    Dan Norton
  3. bubble boy

    bubble boy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    i understand that making them go back is how you handle it, but is that often? is quality a consistant concern?

    are there probs in the spring, when they are making $7.50 / hr but really making $6.00 / hr? spring hours for us are about 60 to 65 a week, now about 45.

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