Little Things Make a Big Impact

I've spent a good bit of time interviewing landscape contractors who have gone through and/or are going through the Working Smarter Training Challenge. One thing that's really struck out at me is that the little things can have such a dramatic impact on your bottom line, and company culture. Contractors from Washington to Colorado to Chicago to Canada talk about changes they've made that have helped save their company literally tens of thousands of dollars, things like: Getting crews out 15 minutes faster Putting the kabosh (sp?) on morning coffee runs Changing the mowing pattern on a property Eliminating ineffective marketing efforts Switching to a four-day work week Cutting back to two-man crews What are some of the "little things" you're doing to work smarter? ~ Gregg Wartgow, Green Industry PRO magazine