Business Sense: Creating a Work-Life Balance at a Countertop Shop

By Katherine Gifford of Moraware

We talk to many folks in the shops and offices of countertop businesses and unfortunately, it’s more common than not to be totally and utterly burnt out.

Mental exhaustion. Emotionally drained. Never-ending stress. The headaches!

It’s no way to live, but it’s the norm in our low-margin, high-speed industry. While it’s easier than not to be discouraged and keep your head down, it’s very possible to have an excellent quality of life with a little life-changing strategic thinking. I know what you are thinking…”tell me more, please, I can’t wait to read the rest of this blog!” Well, let’s get rid of those headaches, shall we?

Why are we so stressed out?

It’s relatively common in the countertop business to work long hours. And as we all know, this is especially true right before the holidays.

But often, owners and managers are so burnt out because there are too many bottlenecks in their processes.

Understanding your business and its bottlenecks is the first step toward making improvements that’ll give you back some of your time and lift the weight of stress. Everyone on the team…and your customers…will notice the difference. So where does a countertop fabricator start?!