In January’s “You’re Not Alone” blog, Bob Swanson examines the similarities between NFL and construction organization, and offers some key takeaways for signatory construction employers. Read on for a quick excerpt from the blog, and see below for a link to read it in full!

For any NFL fan, the playoffs are full of excitement as teams strive to win the Super Bowl. During the past few weeks, I’ve observed many similarities between the NFL and the construction industry.

Construction companies deal with a lot of similar dynamics as NFL teams. Each day on a construction site requires a clear game plan, the right crew, the right equipment and materials, great communication, frequent analysis of work quality and production, empowering crew leaders to make audibles and managing the schedule. In addition, a successful construction company needs to look for opportunities to score in the marketplace and adjust schemes that aren’t working.

Click here to read the full You’re Not Alone Blog: “What Can We Learn from the NFL?”