Top general contractors deliver world-class facilities by hiring superior talent and improving productivity, which, in turn, enhance construction productivity and competitive advantage.
Yet the steps to achieve and maintain a thriving organization are a little more complex. What are the key components that make for successful projects and thriving organizations? After 20 years of studying the industry, Trimble has compiled the seven most common habits that highly successful, best-in-class organizations deploy to boost organizational performance and yield impressive
direct and soft benefits.
This list was inspired by The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey and we have used that concept to come up with our own 7 Habits of Highly Effective Project Teams. Before we outline the seven common habits in depth, it’s important to understand the general definition of a habit within the construction environment. To paraphrase famed leadership guru Stephen R.Covey, a habit is the intersection of knowing what to do, possessing the skills to do it, and desiring to get it done. In essence, a habit combines inspirational leadership with standard operating procedures and effective training.
Best-in-class facility owners understand this dynamic very well. They realize that it takes more than mere words to achieve a successful project. They have learned that to create lasting change within their own teams—and extend that change to subcontractors,
architects/engineers, and owners — they must define clear processes, train teams on how to follow them, and create a desire (incentive) for the team to want to do something differently.
With that in mind, here’s an inside look at the top 7 Habits of Highly Effective Project Teams.