Predicting the Future
By Mark Inboden
Yesterday, I attended a TAB BizSense Series Lunch & Learn presented by Patty Silverstein, President of Development Research Partners. She did a great job of presenting her 2015 Colorado Economic Forecast.
As one would expect, there were mounds of data and statistics presented that led to many questions. What struck me was even with all the data, no one is ever sure of what the economy will do. We can make predictions and correlations with what we know, but if one unforeseen event (huge snowstorm, flood, dropping oil prices) takes place, it sends ripples throughout the entire system. The best we can do is make an educated guess about the future, and adjust accordingly.
One way UCEC adjusts accordingly to events is by delivering exceptional service to our customers. We adapt continuously to our customers' scheduling demands. If we need to work until midnight, bring in staff on Saturdays and Sundays or put people on a plane at the last minute to work in the field, that is one area where our customers can predict that we will be there to help. We enjoy working a “predictable” schedule as much as anyone else, but if the need arises we challenge ourselves and take pride in making your project's schedule ours.
Mark is CEO and President of UCEC.