Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Quite Possibly the Most Imortant 45 Minutes of the Day


The first 45 minutes of the day could quite easily be considered the most important 45 minutes of the day for us. Nick Folk, First Assistant Superintendent arrives at 4:45am each day along with one of our assigned Interns to stage all of the equipment that is scheduled for the morning activities. The staging process can take up to 30 minutes and the remaining 15 minutes allows Nick to greet staff members and put the final touches on the board and adjust for any changes that might need to be made. The daily task list is written the night before so it's ready in the morning. Many times changes in jobs, absent staff, weather issues all can affect what happens each morning and being prepared can make or break the start of the day.

All staff assemble in front of the board daily before heading out on the course. Usually only about 5 minutes is needed to run through the jobs, but it gives us the time to make sure all are in attendance and all are clear about their specific assignments. The meeting starts promptly at 5:30am and by 5:35am our staff is heading out the door with little to no wasted time. Clarity and preparation reduces the chaos, makes for a smoother operation and shows your staff that you are organized and prepared for the day.

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