While also common in many ways, every cleaning and restoration project is unique. Each requires a different set of skills and training to handle appropriately. This is where the importance of a restoration project manager comes into play. Project managers deal with all the issues on the ground and are the key to making or breaking a restoration project. From our cleaning and restoration experts at Violand, here are four tips for improving the profitability of your restoration project managers.
Engage Your Team Members
One of the essential aspects of effective teamwork is that every member of the team be engaged and have an important role This can be tricky on cleaning and restoration jobs since they are all different, and it’s hard to know exactly how many man-hours are needed for a job until you are already neck-deep in it. Nonetheless, it’s worth going well out of your way to train your restoration project managers on effective leadership skills so they can effectively engage all the restoration technicians on their team.
Base Your Analyses On The Numbers
It’s incredibly common for business leaders to make critical decisions based on conjecture or a gut feeling. While these decisions have their place, they should not replace the facts. Before making any important decisions, make sure you look at the numbers first so you can put the situation into context. For example, you may feel that you are sending too many restoration technicians out to a job site, but you should refrain from making any executive decisions until you have the numbers to back you up on this.
Strike The Right Balance Between Detail And Efficiency In Reporting
So you have data to inform your decisions, you will need some degree of reporting to create that data. The tricky element of reporting is determining the right amount of data that should be reported. Too much, and you will burden your technicians and project managers. Too little, however, and you won’t actually have any useful data to inform your decisions. When finding the right balance for your business, make sure you work closely with your employees so you don’t overburden them with reporting requirements.
Expand Your Perspective And Look Outside The Industry
There are many ways to engage and find benefit from other industries. Seek out local companies that may specialize in different niches, develop relationships, do site visits, and share. Also consider following blogs, joining chat rooms, and following other industry authorities on social
media to stay abreast of developments in those fields. Expanding your perspective is never a bad thing!
For cleaning and restoration companies, the training and success of your restoration project managers should be one of your top priorities. From us at Violand, we hope you find these tips useful for doing so and benefitting from greater profitability as a result. Improving the capacity and profitability of a restoration project manager