What is a “Strategic Pause?”
It is a time taken out of the day to collectively plan future tasks for the project; to think about what could happen, identify the plan, and establish steps for implementation.
Weigand promotes this process throughout each discipline of our team. Strategic Pauses serve as the backbone of our project specific risk analysis program. You will find it in meetings such as, Project Operations and Safety Controls, Project Safety Launch, Excavation Safety Logistics, Onset of Steel, Pre-Roofing, Critical Lift Preparation, Pre-Demolition and Environmental Controls, and many more.
The difference is the opportunity to strategically map the tasks that make for an efficient and safe execution. This is not accomplished in a vacuum, we mandate that our sub-contractors project manager, safety representative/field representative, and the Weigand team equivalents participate in these meetings prior to the commencement of work. The value of this process is allowing each team member the ability to have an equal voice and impact in the development of the strategic work plan. It’s this vision and “buy-in” that allows for a smooth transition from concept to implementation.
Vision vs. The Grind
This is something Weigand takes great pride in. We realize that without the Strategic Pause, the so called ‘Grind’ promotes poor coordination, and the need to make quick, uneducated decisions that lead to unnecessary risks taken.