Working on a new project is a challenge for the entire team. Since you will have a deadline and want to exceed the expectations of your client, you need to find ways to improve your team's efficiency while maintaining a high standard. Fortunately, you can balance quality with efficiency by using the right strategies.
Match the Employee to the Skill
A simple method of improving efficiency is breaking the project down to individuals with specific skills and abilities. If a team member is skilled at carpentry, then allow that individual to focus on that aspect of the project. Match the team member or employee to the areas of the project where they excel. By breaking the project down based on skills and abilities, you improve the productivity of your team without reducing the quality of the project.
Set Realistic Deadlines
Do not set unrealistic deadlines for each portion of the project. If you know that a portion of the project will take an entire week, then give your team the week to complete the project. Setting an unrealistic deadline only causes you to rush the project and may result in mistakes or problems.
Do not procrastinate on the small tasks. It may seem that waiting on a task that only takes a few minutes will not harm your project. The problem is that the small tasks build up over time and you may find yourself struggling to keep up by the end of the project. If it will only take a few minutes to complete, then get the work done as soon as possible. You will cut back on the time you waste through procrastination and ensure that the project is not delayed due to several small tasks that you set aside.
Efficiency plays a key role in completing any building project. You do not want to waste time and miss your deadlines. The key is separating the tasks based on your team, focusing on realistic deadlines for each portion of the project, and working on the small tasks when they come up to prevent unnecessary delays.