Eye for detail Featured

8:00pm EDT June 25, 2008

Daniel Neyer often jokes that his father, a man with a constant eye for detail, often found the “one thing you forgot out of 150 items you included.”

That attention to detail was passed down to Neyer, president of Neyer Properties Inc., who now attacks the construction development market with the same vigor.

Instead of just taking on projects and hiring team members with the minimum experience, Neyer makes the culture of his company about the details of his vision. Careful never to let one portion of a project slip away, Neyer believes that it is every little part of a project that makes it a big project.

To drive that focus, Neyer has implemented employee evaluations that are both top-down and bottom-up. Each employee has measurable and behavioral performance objectives that are laid out each quarter that they must meet. The twist is the evaluations don’t just come from some ivory tower. Managers who report to Neyer evaluate each other and they also evaluate him.

The result is that criticism is more efficient because no one just lumps on random complaints. Instead, there is a culture of challenging everyone around you to do better with the idea that everyone else is doing the same. The end relationships created through that kind of communication help foster better leaders and a willingness to be responsible for the details. In turn, Neyer often finds that his company is happily looking at the 151 things that it remembered to include.

HOW TO REACH: Neyer Properties Inc., (513) 563-7555 or www.neyer1.com