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Lean Culture for the Construction Industry

Building Responsible and Committed Project Teams, 1st Edition

By Gary Santorella

Productivity Press

267 pages

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eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429246463
pub: 2010-12-08
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Given that the greatest risk factor on any project is manpower costs, problems resulting in delays, rework, or overtime will lower profits through increased labor costs. Most of these process-generated costs are fully preventable. An in-depth exploration of the application of Lean initiatives in the construction industry, Lean Culture for the Const

Table of Contents

Introduction. Lean Cuisine and Construction: the Benefits of a food Industry Perspective. The Team Challenge: Build it Right. Is Your Attitude an Advantage? Construction 101: Relearning the Basics from a Lean Thinking Perspective. Same Page, Same Purpose: A Common Set of Guidelines and Drivers. The Conflict Paradox: Encouraging Debate Without Letting it Become Destructive. High Standard Operating Procedure. The Highly Responsible Employee: Motivated, Committed, and Accountable. Lean and Safe: Highly Productive Workers don�t Have Beams Falling on their Heads. Continuous Assessment: Watching for Subtle and Significant Signs. Stress: Assessing it, Adjusting it, and Maintaining the Right Level. Owners and Architects are People Too: Understanding, Engaging, Responding. People Challenges: Working Effectively with a Large Cast of Characters. The Secret of Great Lean Leadership: Give Yourself Options.

About the Author

Gary Santorella is the owner of Interactive Consulting, a firm that provides a variety of services exclusively for the construction industry, including team assessment, team building, partnering, conflict resolution, corporate training, strategic planning, and both individual and management team coaching.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General