There are a few simple things you can do each and every day that will greatly improve productivity, accountability and communication. Unfortunately, like many things that are good for us, most of us just don’t do them.
Each day 95% of landscape crews get out of the truck and get to work. There’s no clear answers to questions like:
Most crews jump out, get to work, and pack it in at the end of the day without much thought to daily goals, daily planning, and maybe most of all daily communication. But with the right system in place, goals, planning and communication can literally change your company overnight. If your crews knew what they needed to finish by the end of day and tomorrow…
To download the app, simply visit iTunes or Google Play stores and search for ‘LMN 4’. Find the 4 o’clock 4 app with the LMN icon and install for free.
Each day, at 4 o’clock, your foreman should fire up the app and its 4 simple questions:
The crews fill it out and the app sends an email – to whomever at your company is their direct supervisor(s) – and starts the communication loop. When used correctly, you’ll know that every day:
And if people are waiting on something, there’s clear accountability. If the crews submitted 3 consecutive requests for a material type or color selection and the direct supervisor/owner never provided it – that mistake (and lost productivity) is on management. If they never requested the information – the mistake is on them. They should have known they needed that information when they were planning.
All-in-all, the 4 o’clock 4 App is a simple way to communicate basic, high-level job updates each and every day. When used, it will boost productivity, force managers to eliminate/reduce waste and obstacles, and improve communication between the field and office. And best of all, it’s absolutely free. It’s a simple productivity habit that’s made a big impact in the daily productivity of our landscape company.