Matt Krol Construction, Erie, Pa.
2016 Revenue: $1.4 million
Best Practice: There’s a sweet spot that lies between micro-managing employees and neglecting them, and Krol has found it. He provides his team with enough autonomy so that they feel invested in the company, and he allows them to make the decisions for each project. When a staff member encounters something on which he or she needs Krol’s guidance, rather than simply providing an answer, Krol works with the team member to find a good/better/best solution. This not only solves the problem but also adds to the staff knowledge base for tackling challenges in the future.
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