|Points to consider
||The best foremen think one day, one week, one month ahead of whatever work their crew is doing – this is the only way to make sure your team has the materials and information it needs to be successful.
Crews are more likely to buy-in to goals when they feel they have a part in setting them. Asking your crew what they think or how they would approach a task is usually a good idea.
Setting production-oriented goals for a crew is a “double-edged sword” – in some situations, it’s motivating: it gets people to work harder. But it can also pressure people into rushing, cutting corners and making mistakes.
Many foremen have goals in mind, but tell their crews to focus on working safely and efficiently each day, and let production take care of itself.