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Back office support can make or break your construction company and that’s where we come in. We can do you the most good by bringing order to your chaotic contractors bookkeeping mess! Most of our clients come to us because they believed they needed someone to straighten up their contractors bookkeeping services system, help them get current or quarterly payroll tax filings, sales tax returns and a variety of other tax issues. That is only the tip of the iceberg! 

The real value in working with us is not just getting you out of trouble now but keeping you out of trouble in the future so that you can focus your time and energy where it will do you the most good…acquiring profitable and pleasant customers and clients and satisfying their needs. 


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Randal DeHart | Premier Contractors Accountant


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Jun 14, 2024

This Podcast Is Episode 580, And It's About  Improving Construction Communication And Workplace Productivity

The success of any business, large or small, depends largely on nurturing an efficient, productive workplace. While improving employee productivity should always be a priority when the ultimate goal is a sustainable and profitable business, the process is more straightforward said than done. 
In today's fast-paced construction industry, staying in touch and being productive is crucial for project success. The good news is that technology has made it easier to streamline processes and enhance team collaboration.
One of the most impactful ways technology has improved construction communication is through user-friendly mobile applications and project management software. These tools allow for real-time communication, easy document sharing, and smooth task management, reducing the delays and errors often associated with traditional communication methods.

Moreover, Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology has transformed how construction teams work together. BIM fosters better communication and collaboration by providing a centralized platform for sharing 3D models and project data, ultimately leading to more efficient decision-making and problem-solving.

Another astounding technological advancement that has significantly boosted workplace productivity is the integration of wearables and IoT (Internet of Things) devices. These innovations enable real-time tracking of equipment, materials, and the workforce, leading to optimized resource allocation and enhanced safety measures on-site.

Would you like to implement better practices while staying on budget? These are some of the most effective methods of managing a productive, happy workplace while increasing output:

Embrace Technology

While many construction workplaces still see new technology, as mentioned above, as unnecessary or even distracting, the simple truth is that it can significantly impact productivity. Updated hardware, software, and machinery ensure that work can be performed quickly and with minimal error. While it may not seem like a big deal, even minor issues, such as temporary connectivity problems or hardware breakdowns, can quickly add up throughout a fiscal year.

Start small, like incorporating better project management software and bookkeeping processes. If this overwhelms you, let me know how I can help.

Avoid Excessive Micromanagement

There is no denying that management is crucial, but too much of a good thing can adversely affect productivity. Instead of encouraging employees to put forth their best efforts, it results in an eventual dependence on micromanagement that can sink productivity levels.

Excessive micromanagement can be detrimental to productivity and morale in a construction workplace. To avoid this, it's essential to focus on

  • Hiring and training competent employees so you can have confidence in their ability to perform their tasks without constant oversight.
  • Clearly defining the project objectives and individual responsibilities can help employees understand what is expected of them, reducing the need for micromanagement.
  • Encouraging open dialogue and feedback can help employees feel empowered and trusted, reducing the need for constant supervision.
  • Delegating decision-making authority and autonomy in their areas of expertise, reducing the need for constant oversight.
  • Implementing project management tools and software can provide real-time visibility into task and project progress, reducing the need for constant check-ins.
  • Providing constructive feedback and support, allowing employees to learn and grow.

Recognize Success

Just as employees must be held accountable for their actions, they should also be recognized for their success. Even small efforts, such as verbal recognition or occasional awards, can encourage employees and make them feel like their hard work is being rewarded. For businesses that can afford it, more significant rewards, such as holiday parties, improve morale and create camaraderie in the office, leading to happier, more productive employees.

Break Out of Ruts

While assigning tasks based on an employee's particular competencies is generally advisable, remember that doing the same tasks repeatedly over an extended period can make even a skilled employee feel as if their work has become monotonous. Exposing employees to other tasks and even different departments may be helpful. This renews motivation, offers new skills to learn and apply, and gives employees a broader understanding of the company's operations.

Cut Down on Meetings

Often, meetings serve as nothing more than temporary breaks from productive work. A meeting needs a specific purpose, an organized agenda, and a plan of action to maintain productivity. Meetings can be a great way to share ideas and establish goals, but keep them from getting in the way of delivering actual results.

In conclusion

Technology has vastly improved construction communication and workplace productivity. By leveraging user-friendly mobile applications and software, construction teams can communicate seamlessly, collaborate effectively, and ultimately achieve higher levels of productivity and efficiency.

Balancing a construction business's needs is never easy, but focusing on increased productivity can positively impact nearly every other facet of the workplace. The above-mentioned techniques eliminate unnecessary pitfalls and ensure employees are personally invested in efficient, quality work output.

As a reminder:

Speaking of technology, have you made the switch yet?

QuickBooks plans to stop selling several versions to new U.S. subscribers. The deadline to purchase new subscriptions to the listed products has been extended from July 31, 2024, to Sept. 30, 2024.

  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro Plus
  • QuickBooks Desktop Premier Plus
  • QuickBooks Desktop Mac Plus
  • QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll

We do our best to inform you of your options based on your construction company's needs and ensure you are alerted to fundamental software changes that may affect your construction business now or in the future. Although extended, we recommend checking and upgrading immediately to avoid service disruptions and workflow interruptions. Please plan accordingly or reach out if you need help.

We are here to help you achieve your definition of success, whether you would like to outsource your bookkeeping to us, buy and use our templates, or learn to do it independently.


We offer free resources to help you save time and money that you can download and print now. 

About The Author:

Sharie_DeHart_President_Fast_Easy_Accounting_Serving_Contractors_All_Across_The_USA_Including_Alaska_And_Hawaii-1Sharie DeHart, QPA, co-founded Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood, Washington. She is the leading expert in managing outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services companies and cash management accounting for small construction companies across the USA. She encourages Contractors and Construction Company Owners to stay current on their tax obligations. She offers insights on managing the remaining cash flow to operate and grow their construction company sales and profits so they can put more money in the bank. Call 1-800-361-1770 or