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Root Causes: Future-Fit Building Firms Reset Who's A Customer

Leadership 11.23.21

Root Causes: Future-Fit Building Firms Reset Who's A Customer

In this first-of-a-series of beyond-the-budget housing analyses, we'd challenge business leaders to now consider reframing customer-centricity as a strategic foundation to secure and sustain capability.

The Contrarian: How To Adapt To A Capacity-Constrained Future

Leadership 12.08.21

The Contrarian: How To Adapt To A Capacity-Constrained Future

TBD Dream Teamer Scott Cox looks ahead at market-rate housing's longer-run ramp way. He sees constraints increasing -- not easing -- and imagines what it will take companies to become fit to thrive in such a future.

Factor Gen Z Stress Into Home Demand, Skilled Worker Futures

Leadership 12.07.21

Factor Gen Z Stress Into Home Demand, Skilled Worker Futures

Here are seven simple words that can — and must — cut through the fallacies and myths regarding why young people choose livelihoods other than the building and community development trades.

A Personal Note Of Thanks To Builders For What You Do, ... And What You Still Have To Do

Leadership 11.24.21

A Personal Note Of Thanks To Builders For What You Do, ... And What You Still Have To Do

The Builder's Daily celebrates and extends thanks to the homebuilding business community for 2021 achievement, and years-ahead of livelihoods that make lives and communities whole. Here's 10 blessings.

As Stresses Pile Up, People Mean More Than Ever As Ways Forward

Leadership 10.04.21

As Stresses Pile Up, People Mean More Than Ever As Ways Forward

None of today's array of risks, threats, and challenges is insurmountable if leaders sustain the trust, resolve, and focus of team members.

The 2020s: 10 Trends That Will Change Homebuilding Forever

Leadership 12.13.21

The 2020s: 10 Trends That Will Change Homebuilding Forever

The Builder's Daily's countdown of macro-transformational forces that will make 2030 and beyond a whole new landscape for residential real estate and construction businesses. Here's No. 1.

A 'People Business' Has This No. 1 Challenge: People

Leadership 09.16.21

A 'People Business' Has This No. 1 Challenge: People

The Homebuilding Workforce Engagement Survey -- a collaboration of the Leading Builders of America and the Building Talent Foundation -- needs your help. Here's how.

A Tale Of Two: Reframe The Supply Chain As A People Chain

Leadership 10.13.21

A Tale Of Two: Reframe The Supply Chain As A People Chain

Memes of stacked shipping containers, and log-jammed container ships, etc. notwithstanding, construction and real estate's workflows, construction cycle, and value chain mean people are the essential resource.

Stop Saying 'Labor Shortage;' Focus On Talent Magnetism

Leadership 09.03.21

Stop Saying 'Labor Shortage;' Focus On Talent Magnetism

Solving American homebuilding's biggest challenges -- attainability, sustainability, and next generation talent -- may seem impossible. Left with no choice, we'll rally.

The Risk Of Labor Shortages Vs. The Opportunity To Diversify

Products 09.27.21

The Risk Of Labor Shortages Vs. The Opportunity To Diversify

The rapidly-shrinking construction workforce exposes both a glaring threat and an enormous potential for transformative growth. Can the data drive action?