Regardless of how careful an independent contracting company team tries to be, there are going to be mistakes, hiccups, and dilemmas along the way inside an HVAC, plumbing, or electrical service company. However the important aspect to remember about mistakes is to ensure that they become a learning opportunity not a constant source of independent contracting company contention. In our resource post today, we are going to explore three ways in which independent contracting company leaders can turn slip-ups into successes:

-Extend grace so employee focuses on learning rather than failure-
For most of us, it can be our natural reaction to respond to mistakes and dilemmas with anger or frustration; however in most situations this is not the most effective manner in which to handle a blunder. When we respond to an independent contracting company mistake with heated words then we automatically put the independent contracting company team member at fault “on edge” or on the defensive. While it is vitally important to ensure that mistakes and mess ups rarely happen inside our HVAC, plumbing, or electrical independent contracting company, it is even more important to understand the root of the problem and why the mistake may have occurred in the first place. When we handle the dilemma with grace and patience then we help turn a frustrated and possibly confused team member into a student that is willing to learn and listen rather than an angry, disgruntled employee.

-Make the situation right with the client-
When a mistake occurs inside an independent contracting company that incorporates a client directly or indirectly, it is vitally important that leaders make the situation right with their client or potential client. However, it is also key to note that truly great leaders inside an independent contracting company never “throw their employees under the bus” but rather they are direct and humble about the occurrence of the mistake, they handle it professionally, and ensure that their client is satisfied before the company-client interaction is completed. Your independent contracting company team will also gain respect, trust, and rapport with your new and loyal clients when they are honest and straightforward about any problems or mistakes. They will also radiate professionalism when they make a professional point to make their blunder right in order to offer the client the best service excellence experience possible.

-Train and check in with your independent contracting team regularly-
Along with dealing with mistakes in a graceful and professional manner, the most important way to avoid mistakes and blunders is to regularly train and check in with employees to ensure that jobs are clear as well as ensure that everyone is on the same page. When leaders inside an independent contracting company train their employees it makes for an independent contracting team that is confident, prepared, and trusting of the leadership inside their independent contracting company. Training can knock out multiple employee questions and concerns at one time thus saving time, creating efficiency, and saving an independent contracting company from multiple mistakes and dilemmas. Truly strong leaders make it their daily duty to ensure that their independent contracting company team is well equipped to work together in order to help run a successful HVAC, plumbing, or electrical independent contracting company.

Leaders inside independent contracting company teams have a lot of responsibility riding on their shoulders. But when leaders learn how to effectively deal with dilemmas and mistakes inside their independent contracting company then they can grow rapport with both their independent contracting company team and their clients. Here at Service Excellence Training, our entire team is passionate and devoted to helping you learn how to grow a strong and success driven independent contracting company. At Service Excellence Training, we turn learning into earning!

-Resource curated by Whitney Stewart of Service Excellence Training.