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Oct
04
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Revisiting Southland’s Lean Journey

In 2015, Southland’s Executive Leadership Team tasked the organization’s leadership development and research team, Built to Lead V, with a goal of creating a strategy to motivate, educate, and empower our people to embrace lean thinking as a way of life.

Sep
07
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Supporting the Community Through Symbolic Projects

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is a new Smithsonian institution located on the National Mall in Washington, DC for which Southland provided mechanical, plumbing, and building automation services. Opening later this month, it is the only museum dedicated entirely to African American culture and history.

Aug
24
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How Team Selection Can Affect Project Outcomes

Selecting the appropriate trade partners and even determining which trades should be partners is critical in determining the outcome of a project.  Having the contract set up a certain way can dictate the attitude and collaboration of trade partners. The contract can uphold certain standards, and if trade partners do not perform per the contract, the result can be a lost job.

Aug
10
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Optimizing an Internship to Cultivate a Personal Drive

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Coming into Southland as a master’s student at California Polytechnic State University, I anticipated applying my education and real life experiences to my internship this summer. After spending some time with Southland’s design division in Northern California, I’ve learned a number of unexpected things.                                                      

Jul
28
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Providing Personal and Professional Development

Bootcamp is an opportunity for employees to understand Southland’s culture and core values and how they fit into the overall picture. During the weeklong program, experts from all divisions and disciplines engage in discussions about each department’s strategy and how that relates to Southland’s overall strategy. In the video blog above, recent participants of boot camp discuss the networking and development opportunities they have received from the training. 

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