How can create flow with your crew?
Start simple and start early with you morning huddles; group planning meeting.
Talk about the site logistics, set up equipment routes and worker access.
Let everyone know about deliveries, staging or placement or anything that may cause them to break down from their normal task.
Discuss the daily specific goals that will answer the:
- What- is the task
- When-it needs to be completed
- Why- it needs to be done when specified
- How- they are to accomplish
- Who- will be working on it.
Then, open it up for suggestions. This will give the crews a chance to offer advice or ask questions. You want everyone to understand and accept the daily goals.
You also want to keep it positive. Your crews need to be motivated to accomplish the daily goals and positivity is the best way to achieve this.
Finally, continually monitor progress and stay ahead of the crews with information. If a problem arises, don't panic! Think it through and talk it over. If it's going to delay a task, step back to look at the overall picture, then make a decision.
To create flow you need to remove any and every roadblock that you can control giving your crews continuous movement in a straight line. Every time a crew is pulled off task prior to completion, you lose production and frustrate the crews.
However, if you can learn and work to create flow your crews will love it.