From unexpected delivery schedules, precarious weather, to quality concerns for plants and trees – landscaping can be a highly stressful job.
Workplace stress has serious consequences the industry and the people.
The stress organization website estimates that American businesses lose about $ 300 billion every year to stress-related issues.
They are also responsible for almost 60% of the turnover.
But what does the landscaping industry itself think about stress?
GoMaterials and ProLandscaper [SYNKD] decided to find out with a quick poll in 2021.
Through a series of questions and interviews of an exclusive group of landscaping professionals, the survey explored causes, trends, and possible solutions to reduce workplace stress.
Too Many Jobs & A Chaotic Workflow Causes Stress
Brian McMaster, of McMaster Lawn & Pest Services, sums up the root cause of industry stress by saying “we try to grow our business on the recurring revenues generated from services like fertilization and lawn mowing. The stress always comes from the landscaping installation jobs. There are a lot of unexpected pain points and issues that can come up, things you cannot always control.”
The experience of McMaster Pest Services not an isolated example.
New construction or enhancement jobs tend to involve tighter timelines and a competitive bidding model, which only increases what can go wrong.