Clear Installation Information

For a contractor to maximize their labor productivity they need to start with clear information provided to the crews doing the actual installation.

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Good information is the first of the six pillars of productivity.  

Field Productivity: Clear information and installation details.

Good installation information means several things - how does your information rate?:  

  • Standardized where applicable so that there is minimal time spent trying to understand the information.  
  • So clear that it is nearly impossible to misunderstand.  Think “Poka-Yoke” at the information level.  
  • No information that is not necessary for installation or relevant context.  If a map of gas stations is required don’t provide a map with all businesses on it. 
  • Provided in the right sequence at the right time to prevent stress from information overload or stress from not having enough time to prepare.  
  • Incorporating other information as applicable including potentially QC checklists, safety pre-task checklists, standard production targets or a material list.  Don’t make someone have to correlate multiple items in the field if it can be done ahead of time.  
  • Provided in the most effective format(s) for the situation including paper size(s) if applicable.  There is not perfect format just like there is not one perfect tool.  

Improve your information and you will improve your productivity.  

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