As the manager of a car dealership, it’s important for you to see results from your reconditioning processes. In your efforts to get the best out of your recon department, there are a few tips you can take from Saban.
Attention to Detail
Saban doesn’t allow any opportunity to pass him by. The program is broken down in such a way that he knows what job each member is supposed to be doing, which keeps things from falling through the cracks. That, combined with his diligent work ethic, has helped him get farther than almost any other college football coach.
By using advanced software, such as ReconTRAC, you can track the intricacies of your recon process on a deeper level. This allows you to take a hard look at what (and who) is working and what isn’t. The details are what add up to your total time spent reconditioning vehicles, and if you don’t stay focused, they can add up to a lot of time and money wasted.
Be Ready To Adapt
By paying attention to details, Saban knows the best ways to adapt to challenges, and he’s willing to make changes and do what’s necessary in order to create the best program possible. He doesn’t shirk from adversity or fear doing things that others disagree with. He pays attention to what the program is doing well and what isn’t working, and if something isn’t working, it isn’t going to stick around.
As a manager, you have to be willing to make honest assessments of the work being done in the recon department. When you really look at the numbers, things may not be as efficient as you think. You have to be prepared to make changes that will empower your employees to complete this process effectively.
As a coach, Saban believes that it’s more important to focus on the process necessary to achieve an outcome, than the outcome itself. You have to know who you are, your strengths and weaknesses, and know the exact steps you need to take in order to be successful and meet your goals. Define every role. Set clear expectations. Otherwise your program can’t be successful.
The same is true of your recon department. If everyone doesn’t know who they are within the team and have clear expectations and processes defined for them, you can’t expect them to work as a cohesive unit.
Managing a recon department is a big job that can be made much easier if you use the right tools. At Green Cloud, we’ve worked hard to create something that can transform your reconditioning process into a well oiled machine. Contact us to learn more or to schedule a demo.