A long-standing Wyoming witticism is there are two seasons in Wyoming…construction and winter. The truth of that statement shows in the annual cycle of work volume we experience at IME since so much of what we do is related to construction.
Management here and no doubt at many other similar businesses have struggled for decades trying to figure out how to raise up the revenue generation curve either side of the construction season peak. There have been some short-lived successes, but generally not much has changed. It seems Wyoming engineers are destined to be slow in the winter and frenetic in the summer.
After all, just how much can you do when it’s so cold outside that a jetliner could land on some of the larger frozen reservoirs? Who thinks about projects that will happen when the days are long and warm? The answer is we can do plenty, and project stakeholders really should be thinking about those projects in the winter! Here are a few reasons why:
Maybe the best reason of all to use the winter months for project planning is just the peace of mind at having things lined out, allowing more time to concentrate on growth and other things that matter. Admittedly, proactive use of the winter season helps IME…but the ultimate winners are our clients, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.