Use recordkeeping to enhance your value

Sports field managers keep a mountain
of records as part of their day-to-day activities. Do you use them to provide
data to your employer? Facts are hard to refute and by communicating these
records to your employer, you add credibility to your work. For example,
providing a year-by-year snapshot of pesticide application reductions as
documented in the Chemical and Fertilizer Application Record positions you as
knowledgeable and committed to environmental stewardship. This record can also
be helpful if local legislation is on the horizon that could limit future
inputs. You have the data to prove responsible applications.

Are you challenged to do more with
your staff? Have you calculated your labor cost per hour through the Field
Maintenance Costing Spreadsheet? This document conveniently keeps a record of
all maintenance activities, the man hours and labor costs involved, and
necessary products and their cost. The document is set up to do the
calculations for you so you can see what each activity costs and the final
total annual maintenance cost. It can even drill down to cost by square foot.

SFMA has nine recordkeeping tools. Check them all out here. Start now to regularly provide impactful statistics to your employer and add to your credibility as a professional.