05 Jun Quick Tips From President Don Evans – The Benefits of Task Grouping
Studies show that seeing something as an organized whole versus individual disconnected pieces results in significantly increased chances for success. This is because, as scientists have discovered, the human mind organizes information by putting together related items or ideas to make sense of something it struggles to understand. The goal is to identify something familiar in the cluster so meaningful transfer of knowledge can take place. This phenomenon is known as task grouping, and it is more valuable to your business than you might realize. Task grouping involves shrinking a task to its core key elements and working in groups of related ideas to maximize efficiency and output. Task grouping is ideal for landscape contracting field crews because it eliminates wasted time and resources and minimizes frustration related to attempting to do too many unrelated tasks at the same time. In an industry that strongly benefits from adhering to the principle of lean enterprise, task grouping is the landscape contractor’s golden ticket. When you and your teams group similar tasks together, outputs are maximized, and wasted time is minimized, resulting in greater operational efficiency, higher profitability, and greater overall success. Task grouping also benefits crew mobilization, as it ensures billable time is maximized and non-billable time is minimized.