The next day on the site they’ll review yesterday’s conversation, make sure they have the correct tools, check them for readiness, get additional instruction from the job boss, be certain the property owner signs off on the latest plan of action, go over last minute changes, introduce new procedural requirements, and then … well, then lunch. And then? Oh hey, look—it’s getting late.
Of course, the boss has the answer. “We need to get started earlier. So the next day everyone shows up at 6am instead of 8am and they complete the seven hour job around 6:30 pm (after breaks, lunch, meeting to discuss how it’s going, make progress reports, etc.). Yup, all it took was three days for the team to accomplish seven hours of work.
But three days to accomplish less than one day of work? Well, you can be certain at the next team meeting, there’ll be a long, detailed discussion about how to increase productivity …