In any type of project, specifically construction project, time management is crucial for success. For construction project managers, failing to meet the deadlines is a red flag for manager’s career. Moreover, the construction industry is already blacklisted for delays in completion of the projects. A planned and systematic schedule could help you save a lot of money and complete the project before the deadline successfully.
These dos and don’ts of time management in a construction project will be helpful even if you complete your projects on time.
Dos of Time Management
1. Do Create a Detailed Plan
Many construction project managers fail to complete the project before deadline because they do not plan the project in detail. When planning your construction project, make sure to list down everything in detail, including micro projects and write down the estimated time to complete each project. This will help you create a timeline of activities.
2. Do Motivate Your Crew
Motivation is exceptionally effective in keeping your crew on track and encouraging them to be more productive for your company. A motivated crew is potent to complete a project even before the deadline. Apart from encouraging your employees, set up a motivation plan including offering free food occasionally, starting the day with a quick motivational speech or quote, and mentioning the best workers of the day after the completion of a working day.
3. Do Find Overlapping Spaces
The construction managers can overlap the activities on the site by putting multiple activities in progress simultaneously. The managers can find the overlapping activities while planning the project beforehand.
4. Do Estimate Realistic Completion Time
It is ideal to complete a project at least two weeks before the deadline. However, it is your responsibility as a construction manager to find out the practicality of this dream. Make sure to estimate the practical time to complete a project.
Don’ts of Time Management
5. Don’t Add too Many Restrictions and Conditions
It is the responsibility of the project managers to make sure that the project fulfills the essential construction and safety rules and regulations. For this, you may need to restrict the mobile phone usage on the site. However, do not impose too many conditions and restrictions as it results in de-motivating the crew.
6. Don’t Ask For Updates Time and Again
The project managers should realize that asking for updates repeatedly may put pressure on the workers. It is important to share the updates with the crew before starting a working day. Assign the responsibilities and get updates only once or twice a day. Make sure to evaluate the behaviors. If you find a procrastinator in the crew, do ask them about the updates more than other workers on the site.
7. Don’t Forget Smart Management
Accurate digital workforce training, planning, and updating is ideal to manage the projects smartly. Technology helps save time, money, and hard work, and brings a lot of other benefits pertaining to the nature of the job. Smart management includes the usage of project management tools, digital automation of the estimates, sharing the plans with the crew, and using construction management apps.
Completing your projects on time not only helps in saving costs and time but it also helps in building good market reputation and increasing your industrial value.
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