As the pace of society increases, we must be increasingly intentional as leaders and restorers. Jon Isaacson’s passion for intentionality reflects in these monthly columns that cover core concepts that keep leaders and their teams on track through clarity, consistency, and accountability. He also believes in building strong organizations by maximizing people, process, production, and progress. Jon’s columns will appear in R&R’s eNewsletter the second Friday of every month.
Jon Isaacson shares a story that points to the power of breathing fresh life into existing assets. “As we celebrate the dawn of a new year, perhaps this year isn’t as much about chasing what is new –manufacturing, remodeling, or accumulating – but discovering what is already there and putting the pieces together just a bit more concisely. The old new.”
“If the Jon from five years ago has anything further to add, perhaps this idea still has merit: ‘Your office is your second home. Arguably, you spend more time in your workspace with your work peeps than with your actual family, so making it an enjoyable and functional environment should be a priority,’” Jon Isaacson writes.
This article likely will not convince you to become a soccer player, but maybe it will remind you to stop and think about whether your frustration is aimed at the right causes. Many employers are struggling to recruit, hire, and retain good talent. This isn’t a new problem but recent events have compounded the issue. As I have said in prior articles, blaming the current workforce will not help you turn the tide. You need a winning perspective.
If you are an installer who wants to get out of the field and grow your career by pursuing estimating, I would hope this article is helpful in setting you on the right path with regards to the mindset and habits you will need to succeed. Likewise, if you are considering going out on your own as a small business owner or contractor, you will need to quickly learn to develop the skills necessary to estimate accurately and run a profitable business.
Many restoration contractors, business owners, and managers struggle to train their teams to clearly and consistently document the story of the loss. Every insurance claims estimate, especially those composed in Xactimate, need two key things.