The walls in your office play a concrete role in your company. That’s the conclusion after a 10-year long study was conducted on the American workplace. Mithra Moezzi and John Goins are the researchers at the Center for the Built Environment at UC-Berkeley who initiated the survey and published their findings.
A few years ago, I heard George W. Bush’s Chief of Staff Andrew Card speak. The way he described his job responsibility really resonated with me. He mentioned, ”I didn't want him [Pres. Bush] worried about the details or small things. I wanted him focused so he could make big decisions. Not hungry, angry, or tired because I didn't want him to make a decision in that state of mind.”
This is a lesson for those of us in construction-related fields. If you're a general contractor, you have a big picture to manage. Getting into the weeds will wreck your productivity and your ability to produce a happy client. You can’t get caught in the details, but how do you get the job done?