How to Transition to a Short Term Management Service Efficiently

According to Lyle Charles Consulting, a firm specializing in nearly every kind of commercial or residential construction project, what sinks construction crews is an inability to manage every possible scenario. No matter how much experience you have as a contractor, you’re never prepared for a surprise claim or someone quitting on the spot. With this advice from a trusted name in construction consulting, you’ll be ready to tackle any challenge head on.

Cover for Key Personnel

You’re officially in crisis mode when the project stakeholders aren’t around to finish the work they started. You’ll need interim short term management services to cover for those individuals. Before you hire someone to fill that role, prepare an itemized agenda of what needs to be done. Odds are good that whoever you hire will have a working knowledge of your project, but you should put every effort into bringing this person up to speed.

If Legal Action is Taken

Private mediation can save your business a ton of cash in the event of losing a judgment. If you appear before a judge and jury, their ruling is final and typically one sided. Mediation offers the same finality with a ruling that is more mutually beneficial for everyone involved. If you are facing legal action, try mediation before going to court. If neither of you can agree, seeing a judge is always an option.

Final Tips

Short term management is only meant to fill a void, so begin interviewing qualified candidates as soon as you notice a vacancy (either due to injury or quitting). You can also retain the advice of an industry vet like Lyle Charles if you need assistance finding the right candidate to fit the work you need.

Tips on Becoming an Effective Young Leader

Effective Young LeaderAge shouldn’t be a factor when it comes to the success of a business or company.

If you believe that your age is a setback to becoming a great leader, then you’ve already lost half the battle.

There are numerous young leaders that are finding success way beyond their years. They’re molded into a great leader through their successes and their failures. Every leader must go through these life pains, and only through these events can there be a better sense of clarity. Here are some points that you can emphasize in your workplace to make you stand out.

Promote Communication

“Talented people want to learn,” says Richard Davis, Chief Financial Officer of Rogers & Cowan, “they want to be trained, coached, listened to, and most importantly, they come to work happy and ready to do their very best every day.”

Do more listening than talking. If you maintain a strong social presence with your team, they’ll be more likely, and more willing, to communicate with you on an active basis. This could be something simple as to drop by their desk every now and then and making sure they’re doing alright. You’re their go-to when it comes to the company. If you want your company to succeed, then you’re going to have to create that sense of success in the environment.

Development is Crucial

As a young leader, you may reach a point where certain individuals are flourishing more than others, climbing the ranks to where there’s nothing more that you can teach them. It’s important to not to let your own fear of job security get in the way developing your team. In the long run, it can be detrimental to your company’s success.