This article originally appeared in the November 2017 edition of Turf Magazine, where Chad writes a monthly column about sales and marketing insights for lawn care and landscape companies.
Blueprints, mechanical time clocks, 2-way radios, and messy stacks of paper reports—these are just some of the exhibits one may find if the Green Industry History Museum if we constructed one. While it’s fun to reflect in jest, those items aren’t in a very distant past. The technological landscape has changed rapidly over the past couple decades. And the alarming rate of technologies being swapped for newer counterparts seems to increase as time presses on.
To run a successful company in the lawn and landscape industry requires being able to change over and over again. Legislation, technological advances, consumer behaviors, and culture itself is shifting, progressing, and refining every day. We must not only be okay with change, we must be excited about it. Our businesses depend on it.