Squandering Opportunities Typical in Offsite Construction Industry

Looking back on my life, I’ve regretted a lot of missed opportunities. Some were personal, like not spending more time with my parents talking about our family’s history or the time I turned down a chance to become a Deacon in my Church.

There have been many squandered opportunities in my business life over the decades. My biggest was not getting any advice when I turned down a chance to sell my convenience store chain to a nationally recognized chain in exchange for a 5% share.

Professionals in the Offsite Construction Industry have been squandering opportunities for years and years. Just ask anyone in the industry and they’ll tell you theirs.

Squandering Opportunities

So why are missed opportunities still happening? There is no single answer. It all depends on the situation. One of the most frequently reported factors is lack of focus. Ever since podcasts, live interviews, and YouTube videos became the favored way to get information in offsite construction, millions of these have been made. 


Thousands of industry professionals listen to or watch them. However, their focus on the material presented only lasts 7 minutes, according to many studies. 10 to 18 minutes is the attention span for company-directed online meetings and 10 seconds is how long it takes your brain to realize it’s going to turn off a video it doesn’t find interesting.

Every single one of those presentations could have been your next squandered opportunity.

There is, however, one type of live online presentation that sees a dramatic increase in the participants’ focus. Online peer-to-peer discussion groups focused on common problems tend to see people focused for 50 minutes, especially if the topic is a completely open forum where each person learns from the others and everyone’s input is valued.

That’s exactly what Daniel Small, The Engineerovation™ Renaissance Man, and Gary Fleisher, the Modcoach, are offering everyone in the offsite community a chance to learn from each other in small group video discussions. This is NOT a consulting or teaching service. DaVinci Offsite Construction Roundtable will have both of us available to host these peer-to-peer groups where you can ask people in your same situation what they are doing to solve problems and for you to help others with your experiences.

Squandering Opportunities

The next two series of Roundtables, “Preparing for a Downturn” and “Offsite Innovation,” begins in the first week of September.

Please don’t let this be another opportunity you’ll look back at and regret not signing up for one or both of these sessions. 

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Gary Fleisher

Gary Fleisher, “The Mod Coach”, has been entrenched in the offsite construction industry for most of his life. Having started his career in the lumber industry, Gary spent decades working with manufactured and modular home producers and homebuilders. For the past 15 years his blog and LinkedIn postings have introduced thousands to the benefits of factory-built construction and have served as a forum for industry professionals to share insights and perspectives. Gary lives in Hagerstown, MD with his wife, Peg.