Weekly e-News November 14, 2014 Dear Members and Friends:

Weekly e-News November 14, 2014
Dear Members and Friends:
Mark was called into the trailer, this was the third time this week that he was in trouble.
“We are behind schedule again!” yelled the super, “Get those subs under control!”
“There’s no way I be responsible for that,” replied Mark “Unless I have the authority to change the
schedule”.
The super looked at Mark like he was speaking Mongolian. “ It’s just common sense management,”
Mark replies’ “you need to let go of the control of the schedules so I can do the job I’m being held
accountable for!” To find out what Mark is talking about – see our LAST PAGE.
Fun Things On the Way
More theatre – Join your fellow members and bring your friends!
Phantom of the Opera
Sign up now to make sure you get tickets!
Sign up flyer in this issue
Matilda
Sign up now to make sure you get tickets!
Sign up flyer in this issue
See’s Candy – Yep it’s that time of year again – See’s candy at a
discount. Each Christmas the Exchange orders a truckload of Sees
candy at a discount for our members and their families. Here is how
this works:
You get the order form out of this issue and then copy it and give it to
your employees. They check off what they want on the list and send it
back to the Exchange with payment. The discount is about 20% so it’s
a good time to get some for gifts to relatives, friends and customers.
Then Leslie and Andrea sort all this out and place a giant discounted
order with See’s. About a week or so before Christmas we get a truck and go pick it up. They take a day
to make a little pile out of everyone’s order and then you come down and pick it up before Christmas.
All of the savings are passed along to the members.
Nice 359 square foot 2 office suite with carpet and parking right outside. Great
for startup, construction office or rep. This is a nice sunny office with new paint
and carpet. 359 sf available now. We are a full service building and your
monthly rent included Utilities, maintenance, custodial and taxes.
Litigation Search - One of the best ways for residential contractors to
assess your owner client is to look at their past. Have they been involved in a
lot of litigation? People tend to continue the same pattern in life and those
who have had a great many disputes in the past will probably also have them
in the future. Your exchange will provide member companies with a San
Mateo County, Santa Clara and San Francisco court history of prospective
clients at no charge.
Please complete the form, sign and return to PBX by fax or mail.
401k increase Starting in 2015, contribution limits for 401-k will increase by $500 to $18,000. The
"catch-up" amount that workers age 50 and over can contribute to their plans will rise to $6,000 from
$5,500, for a total of $24,000 next year.
You Can Join – The Exchange is welcoming new members – Plans online, business
assistance, discounted insurance, networking trips and a lot more. The Exchange is the best business
association investment you can make – and its tax deductible for most businesses. Call Tom at 650-5914486 for more info.
Follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/PBX101E
It’s a good way to keep up with things at the Exchange. If you don’t have Twitter, you
should get it on your cellphone. It gives you brief messages and if you are interested in the
topic, you can download from the source by tapping a link. If you are not interested, just ignore it. The
good part about Twitter is that it is non-invasive. You can review it in an instant from anywhere and
ignore what you don’t want to see.
.Come See Us! We are open 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM on weekdays – stop by and see
us at 735 Industrial Road in San Carlos (between Holly and Whipple) We are a nonprofit, member run association dedicated to helping contractors, subcontractors,
suppliers, designers and others in the construction industry. We have been doing this
since 1945.
Sincerely,
Tom McGinley
Executive Director
Litigation History Search Request
One of the best ways for residential contractors to assess your owner client is to look at their
past. Have they been involved in a lot of litigation? People tend to continue the same pattern in
life and those who have had a great many disputes in the past will probably also have them in the
future. Your exchange will provide member companies with a San Mateo County court history
of prospective clients.
Please complete the form, sign and return to PBX by fax or mail. Please note that all responses to
your request are by email only, so be sure to provide a clearly printed email address.
Name of individual _________________________________________________________
Last known address: ________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
Name of Member Company: __________________________________________________
Name of person making request: _______________________________________________
Email for response ___________________________________________________ print clearly
Contact telephone: ____________________________________________________
We make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content.
Assessing accuracy and reliability of information is the responsibility of the user. Information is
provided from public records. Peninsula Builders Exchange and its suppliers shall not be liable
for errors contained herein or for any damages in connection with the use of the information
contained herein.
Signature: __________________________________ Date: _____________________
Fax to: 650-591-8108
Mail To: Peninsula Builders Exchange, 735 Industrial Road, San Carlos, CA 94070
November 30, 2014.
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Hailed as “Stunning, intense and spectacular” by the Sunday Ex‐
press, this produc on features a brilliant new design by Paul Brown, costumes by the much missed Maria Björnson, a new staging by Laurence Connor – di‐
rector of the recent acclaimed 25th anniversary celebra on at the Royal Albert Hall – and new choreography by Sco Ambler. The produc on is overseen by Ma hew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. September 23rd, 2015 at 8:00pm Orpheum Mezzanine at 1192 Market St, San Francisco, California 94102 Deadline for ckets Thursday February 5th, 2015 Yes, Please reserve______Seat(s) for The Phantom of the Opera My Check for $__________($86.00 each) is included. Name:_________________________________________________________________________________________ Company Name:_________________________________________________________________________________ Address:________________________________________________________________________________________ Telephone:___________________________Email:______________________________________________________ Please return with payment to: Peninsula Builders Exchange, 735 Industrial Road, Suite 100, San Carlos CA 94070 Ques ons call: 650‐591‐4486 THE STORYTHE STORY
“WELCOME TO THE DELIRIOUSLY AMUSING, MALEVOLENT, HEARTWARMING, HEAD-SPINNING WORLD OF MATILDA THE MUSICAL. YOU WON’T WANT TO LEAVE.” –
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Winner of 50 international awards, including the Tony Award®, and
one of the biggest hits on Broadway, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is
the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her
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Rolling Stone calls the show “hands down the BEST MUSICAL of
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continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and
in London’s West End.
The Wall Street Journal says, “The makers of MATILDA have done
the impossible – triumphantly! It is smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun.”
“ONCE IN A BLUE MOON, A SHOW COMES OUT BLAZING AND RESTORES YOUR FAITH
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“MATILDA IS THE BEST MUSICAL SINCE THE LION KING!”
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“THE BEST FAMILY MUSICAL IN YEARS.” – CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Wednesday August 12th, 2015at 8:00pm Orpheum Mezzanine at 1192 Market St, San Francisco, California 94102 Deadline for ckets Thursday February 5th, 2015 Yes, Please reserve______Seat(s) for MaƟlda the Musical
My Check for $__________($65.00 each) is included.
Name:_________________________________________________________________________________________
Company Name:_________________________________________________________________________________
Address:________________________________________________________________________________________
Telephone:___________________________Email:______________________________________________________
Please return with payment to:
Peninsula Builders Exchange, 735 Industrial Road, Suite 100, San Carlos CA 94070
There are 9 reasons why companies belong to the Exchange:
1. Problem Solving – we help you solve business problems
2. Staff help – You may know everything – but how about the people who work for
you? We are here to help them also.
3. Social contacts – Work with, travel with and learn from others in your Exchange.
4. Power in Numbers. Hundreds in San Mateo County and Thousands in the State
through GSBE.
5. Training and Assistance – Your existing managers, foremen and field people need
to work safer, smarter and more profitably . We do construction industry training.
6. Relationships – We all help each other.
7. Projects and Plans on-line – Over 2700 projects for you to bid in the last year.
8. Discount on State Fund Worker’s Comp for Firms that qualify.
9. Levels of Participation – You have the opportunity for all levels of participation
from trips to exotic locations and calling in your questions and problems for on the
spot help. Or you can just use the on-line plans; safety and business training and
updates on industry news and legislation. You decide how much participation you
want.
Fill out the attached membership application and make your company a part of our
construction community today!
Membership Application Fax To: 650‐591‐8108 Peninsula Builders Exchange 735 Industrial Road #100 San Carlos, CA 94070 650 ‐591‐4486 [email protected] Firm Name ___________________________________________________________________________ Telephone _____________________ Fax _______________________ Email _______________________ Name of Owner. ________________________________________________________ Contact Person ____________________________ Title _________________________ Business Address ______________________________ City & Zip ________________________________ Mailing Address _______________________________ City & Zip ________________________________ Email _________________________________________ Website _______________________________ Type of Business _________________________________________________________________ Contractor’s License # ____________________________ Classification ______________________ Membership Statement: This applicant, upon acceptance for membership in the Exchange agrees to abide by all rules and by‐laws of the Exchange. The Peninsula Builders Exchange is a non‐profit, member run association dedicated to improving standards and communications within the construction industry. We have been assisting contractors, sub contractors and suppliers since 1945. Visa / MC ____________/ ____________/ ______________/ _____________ Exp. Date ____________ Name on Card: ___________________________________________ VIN Number _________________ Authorized Signature: ______________________________________________ Date: _____________ Referred By: ________________________________________________________________________ Application Fee of $100 Annual Dues: $400 (Total $500) please include with application Visit us on the internet: www.ConstructionPlans.org www.ConstructionAssistant.com www.ConstructionFinder.com Peninsula Builders Exchange, 735 Industrial Road #100, San Carlos CA 94070 650‐591‐4486(v) 650‐591‐8108(f) [email protected] Winter Holiday
See’s Candies Order
Company Name_________________________________________________
Phone:______________________________ Contact:____________________
WEIGHT ITEM ITEM NUIMBER # OF ITEMS DISCOUNT PRICE PER ITEM TOTAL Deadline for Holiday Orders
4 lb 2 oz Sweet Tidings Gi Pack 9247 $67.75 Friday December 5th, 2014 @ 12pm
2 lb 7 oz Fes ve Favorites Gi Pack 9248 $40.80 You will be called when your order is ready
1 lb Holiday Fancy 9046 $18.90 Return Order Form & Check to :
4 lb Gi of Elegance® 887 $77.00 Peninsula Builders Exchange,
5 lb Assorted ChocolatesƗ 321 $70.00 735 Industrial Road, Suite 100,
3 lb Assorted ChocolatesƗ 320 $42.00 San Carlos, CA 94070
2 lb Assorted ChocolatesƗ 319 $28.00 1 lb Assorted ChocolatesƗ 318 $14.00 3 lb Milk ChocolateƗ 328 $42.00 2 lb Milk ChocolateƗ 327 $28.00 1 lb Milk ChocolateƗ 326 $14.00 1 lb Toffee‐e es® (can)ǂ 316 $14.00 2 lb Gold Fancy 348 $38.10 1 lb Golf Fancy 346 $20.50 3 lb Nuts & ChewƗ 336 $42.00 2 lb Nuts & ChewƗ 335 $28.00 1 lb Nuts & ChewƗ 334 $14.00 2 lb Dark ChocolatesƗ 331 $28.00 1 lb Dark ChocolatesƗ 330 $14.00 2 lb So CentersƗ 339 $28.00 1 lb So CentersƗ 338 $14.00 1 lb Almond Royal® (can)ǂ 315 $14.00 12oz Extra Fancy Mixed Salted Nuts (can)ǂ 313 $9.90 1 lb Victoria Toffee 396 $14.00 1 lb Truffles 902 $17.80 8 oz Truffles 474 $8.90 1 lb 5 oz Lollypops‐Assortedǂ 296 $13.45 1 lb 5 oz Lollypops‐Chocolateǂ 038 $13.45 1 lb 5 oz Lollypops‐Bu erscotchǂ 039 $13.45 1 lb 5 oz Lollypops‐Café La éǂ 815 $13.45 1 lb 5 oz Lollypops‐Vanillaǂ 9112 $13.45 1 lb 8 oz Peanut Bri leǂ 355 $14.00 1 lb Bridge Mix 356 $14.00 8 oz Assorted Peppermints 358 $7.00 8 oz Assorted Molasses Chips 360 $7.00 N/A Gi Cer ficate (redeemable con nental U.S.) 767 $15.20 N/A Gi Cer ficate (redeemable Hawaii) 769 $16.40 Total $__________________
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4 oz Li le Pops®‐Assortedǂ 9176 $3.20 4 oz Li le Pops®‐Café La éǂ 9182 $3.20 4 oz Christmas Bear Gi Box 278 $5.25 All items are cello wrapped unless otherwise indicated.. Excep ons are noted by the “Ɨ” and are delivered in holiday gi wrap. 7.5 oz Reindeer Box ǂ 190 $6.15 Items marked with a “ǂ” are cer fied Kosher by 359 ft² - Two Room Suite
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Carlos)
Nice 359 square foot 2 office suite with carpet and parking right outside. Great for
startup, construction office or rep. This is a nice sunny office with new paint and carpet.
359 sf available Sept. 6th.
We are a full service building and your monthly rent included Utilities, maintenance,
custodial and taxes. This is NOT a triple net (NNN) lease where you have to pay
additional for just about everything except telephone and internet service
We have:
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Janitorial
Mail & Package Receipt
Free use of Conference Room
Copier Coffee Room/Lunch Room
24 Hour 7 day Access
The building is also wired for Comcast internet and AT&T
Near:
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24 hour fitness
Train station
The building has a good mix of software, accounting and business offices. Friendly
environment.
Call us at 650-591-4486 and ask Tom, Leslie or Andrea to give you a tour.
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• Links to Specs, BIM, CAD and other “Related Files”
• Name Brands and Products Installed/Supplied
• Trade Associations, Memberships & Govt. Certifications
Peninsula Builders Exchange and ARC Document Solu ons has partnered up to offer a discounted price on prints for Peninsula Builders Exchange Members! If you place your order though Peninsula Builders Exchange it will be $2.50 a sheet up to 24” x 36”! If you would like to place an order please email Andrea at an‐
[email protected] onplans.org with the name of the project and what pages you want (Phone orders will not be accepted). If you have your own set of drawings you’d like printed please a ach that file with what pages you’d like. You’ll be no fied when your order is ready. Orders should be ready to be picked up at the ARC of your choice in 24 hours. C.H.A.S.E.
Need Help With Safety?
Need Help With Safety and Environmental
Issues? The Safety Resource for Peninsula
Builders Exchange Members is C.H.A.S.E.
C.H.A.S.E. President Bill Sanborn is the regional expert on Construction
Health and Safety Issues. If you need safety advice please give him a
call!
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Safety Plans (IIPP)
Construction Safety Related Training
Cal-OSHA Paperwork
Citation Defense
Environmental Issues
Employee Safety and Exposure
Ergonomics
Call Bill Sanborn at:
408-374-9565
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Need A Conference Room?
Member Benefit
Members are welcome to use the Exchange conference
room free of charge. Weekdays from 7:30 until 4:30 just
call ahead and reserve your time slot. Seats about 18
comfortably.
650-591-4486
Health Insurance Answers You Can Trust
 Need help in understanding how to get decent
coverage?
 Want to see if you will benefit from the 2014
changes?
 Will an HSA work for my insurance needs?
 Will the new Small Group Carrier, Seechange, work
for my company?
 Can I position my income for a 2014 insurance
subsidy?
 How can I get “guaranteed issue” if I have health
problems?
 Which carrier should I choose?
 Plan Administration and Paperwork? – Just leave it to
Us!
Call Todd Taylor, our preferred Health Insurance Person for straight
forward answers you can trust. Todd has helped over 100 members!
650-594-5933 408-358-7502
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A Chance to Save
Money on Workers
Comp Insurance
What’s Happening? The Worker's Comp market is changing - State
Fund is becoming more competitive.
Why is this important? Exchange Members with a good loss history
can get a 6% discount (in addition to all other discounts) if they join
State Fund Group 826. You can save money.
What do I need to do? At the time of quoting or renewing you or your
broker need to ask to be put in 826 otherwise they will not put you in a
group and you will have to pay more. Be sure you ask for group 826
at the time of getting your quote.
What if I am not an Exchange member? If you are not a member you
can join when you get the insurance, but you MUST be a member to
get the discount. Make sure your broker considers State Fund Group
826.
Here is some background:
The workers' comp market changes every few years. We are beginning another
period of dramatic change. State Fund Workers Compensation Insurance is becoming
much more competitive as other insurers raise their rates or leave the California
market. This trend will likely continue for the rest of the decade.
Not a member? You can join before you get the insurance – Use the Membership
Application in this Issue. Questions? Call Tom at the Exchange - 650-591-4486
Peninsula Builders Exchange is a Non-Profit, Member Run association dedicated to helping contractors,
subcontractors, suppliers, designers and and others associated with the construction industry. We have
been doing this since 1945
ADVERTISEMENT CONFIRMATION LETTER
Gonsalves & Stronck Construction Company Inc. is seeking quotations from City & County
of San Francisco HRC Certified DVBE Firms for the following project:
IDA B. WELLS HIGH SCHOOL
(San Francisco Unified School District)
1099 HAYES STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94117
(PROJECT # 11510)
BIDS DUE: November 20th by 1:00PM
Gonsalves & Stronck Construction Company Inc.
1000 Washington Street
San Carlos, CA 94070
Phone # 650-802-2960
Please Submit & Fax all proposals to 650-802-2970
For more information, please call 650-802-2970
Contact Person: Lori Eldredge or Phyllis Childers
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]
• 1000 Washington Street, San Carlos, CA 94070-5319 • TEL: 650/802-2960 • FAX: 650/802-2970 • Lic.672769
• E-MAIL: (contact person)@gs-construction.com
New Law Requires Free Plan Sets:
AB 2036 is a new law which requires that government agencies
provide digital plans to local builders
exchanges when requested.
We, as members of GSBE and in conjunction with the
AGC, sponsored this legislation because many
jurisdictions were withholding plans from our
exchange and some were even trying to charge for
digital copies sent by email. Many jurisdictions also
use “blueprint services” as the sole method of
distribution – which forces contractors to buy printed
sets of digital plans. This is good legislation for our members and we are beginning
our campaign to make the various state and local agencies aware of the new law,
and also asking them to provide us with plans.
Over the next several weeks Andrea will contact many local jurisdictions and
make a special effort to reach those small water districts and school districts
which often go unnoticed. If there are any public agency projects you would
like us to get a set of plans for, please contact Andrea at 650-591-4486 and we
will request them under AB 2036.
We at the Exchange recommend Planswift as the best digital take off
program for small to medium sized contractors. We have arranged with
Palnswift to give our members a two week trial with telephone support. If
you are curious about digital takeoff software – this is the best way to find
out if it is right for you.
To get your free trial please use the following link:
www.Planswift.com/Requesttrial/?AID=247
Stuff for Members:
Special information, resources and benefits for Members only – To help you
stay on top and get more work and make more profit we send privileged emails to
members only on things like business opportunities, government compliance and
market trends. Look for your Members Only emails!
Flyers Fuel Discount – PBX Members are eligible for a fuel purchase
discount from Flyers. It’s a good way to save money plus you also get
lots of ways to track your vehicle fuel usage. Get more details in the
advertisement in this issue and also call the Flyers guy, Mike Nathan, at
510-376-4700 or email [email protected] Tell him you are a member of the Exchange to
get your discount on the program.
Plans on Line – Need help with the website at www.ConstructionAssistant.com? Lots of good
stuff there like, 100’s of project plans you can download to bid, vendor tracking,
lists of bidding G.C.’s and other good things that make you money and save you
time. If you want training on using the site, call Tom at 650-591-4486. You can
also schedule an hour or so for personal instruction on how to use it.
Construction Notary – Notary service is free for members on construction related
items. Call first, 650-591-4486 to make sure Leslie, our notary, is available and then
come on in. Available weekdays during business hours.
Networking and Trips – Members meet and have fun while increasing
their business contacts. Travel to Mexico, Europe and Asia, local sporting
events, theatre, fishing and hunting and many more things to do together.
Trips and sporting events are for members, their employees and families
and guests. Great destinations at group discount pricing!
ConstructionFinder.com
Our website for the public, owners and others
potential clients to find you. It’s searchable and sortable and always there. List your company
and put up your logo and links on ConstructionAssistant.com, then check the activate box at
view company details and you are automatically also on ConstrucitonFinder.com Don’t want
people calling? Then don’t check activate and stay hidden.
Conference Room Use – Members are welcome to use the conference room at
735 Industrial free of charge during business hours. Sign up is on a first come,
first served basis and you can reserve the room by calling us at 650-591-4486. It
holds about 20.
Construction Forms – Stuff like lien forms, pre-liens, contracts, notices of
completion, etc. We have them at the exchange for a nominal fee. Stop by and get
the ones you need!
Litigation Search. One of the best ways for contractors to assess your owner
client, or for subs to assess general contractors is to look at their past. Have they
been involved in a lot of litigation? People tend to continue the same pattern in
life and those who have had a great many disputes in the past will probably also have them in the
future. Your exchange will provide member companies with a San Mateo County, and adjacent
counties, court history of prospective customers.
Mediation – The Exchange will informally mediate construction related disputes. This
is true “no fault” mediation where parties are assisted in reaching a settlement. There
is no “verdict” or “judgment” and attorneys are not allowed. If you need help in
resolving a problem please give Tom a call at 650-591-4486. There is no charge for mediation.
Workers Comp Discount – Many Exchange members who have workers comp
insurance through State Fund get a 6% discount (in addition to other discounts)
because they can join our State Fund group 826. You need to know that when you
renew you need to ask to be put in 826 otherwise they will not put you in a group and
you will have to pay more. If you discover it later on, they will not “reverse it”. Be sure you ask
for group 826 at the time of renewal!
New Construction Financing Program for
Exchange Members – Need a construction
loan? Colorado Federal is actively soliciting PBX members and will give you a ¼% discount if
we verify your membership. With building going great guns this is a good opportunity to get
financing for your next
project.
ADP Discount – ADP Partners with the Exchange to bring members discounted
services in many business areas – You can get help with Payroll (good idea!) and
also other areas like cash management, compliance issues, and personnel. If you are
thinking of a 401k or an IRA these guys can also help. Look for the flyer in this
issue or call our rep. Melissa at
916-218-2798
Special Member Discounts for Fun Places – Andrea has many special
discounts for fun places for your family to go, like the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, Great
America, Science Academy and more. Look for the list in your hard copy member
news and in Member Only emails.
Simple, Easy, Fair and Honest - This is what buying or leasing Trucks and fleet
vehicles should be. Special consideration for Peninsula Builders Exchange
members. Call Paul Rolandi at Mission Valley Ford 408-933-3285.
Provident Credit Union – All Exchange members and their
employees are eligible to become members of Provident Credit
Union. Provident is non-profit and has branches throughout the area.
Classified Advertising – Help wanted? Equipment for sale? Members can place
classified ads in this newsletter free. Our weekly circulation is 1200. Please
email your copy to [email protected] and be sure to mention
“Classified Ad” in the subject of your email.
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Come See Us! We are open 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM on weekdays – stop by
and see us at 735 Industrial Road in San Carlos (between Holly and Whipple)
We are a non-profit, member run association dedicated to helping contractors,
subcontractors, suppliers, designers and others in the construction industry.
We have been doing this since 1945.
Authority, Responsibility and Accountability
We can break down the role of a person at work into three areas. Every job has these three
elements to it. These are Authority, Responsibility and Accountability. This is true regardless of
the position in the company. We can define each of these terms:
Authority – This is the range of your control. For example, as a first line supervisor you
have the authority to assign work, review the quality of work and correct improper
behavior etc. You would not have the authority to supervise people in another
department, buy major equipment or give yourself a raise.
Responsibility – An employee is responsible for a range of things. As a worker who does
not supervise others you would be responsible for doing your task(s) correctly, reporting
your progress and needs and working cooperatively with others. As a supervisor you
would be additionally responsible for the work of others including the quality, volume
and timely delivery of the product or service. You could not (or should not) be
responsible for those things you do not have authority over.
Accountability – If something happens, good or bad, who is responsible for it? If your
team does not get the product out in time the organization’s answer cannot be “Oh, too
bad! There has to be a person or persons whose role was to make sure that happened. If
it did not happen you are accountable for not doing what you were supposed to.
Without accountability mistakes and inefficiencies are rarely corrected.
These three elements are the key to every workplace role. Sometimes we see organizations
where employees have authority for something but never get (or manage to escape) the
responsibility and accountability for their job. Conversely people can (wrongly) be responsible
for things over which they have no authority. As a person who supervises others you need to
know your limits of authority, what you are responsible for achieving and what you are
accountable for. You should also know these limits for each of your employees and you should
be sure that they thoroughly understand them.
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