AG Rugby Headquarters Receives a Makeover & Productivity Boost by Koncept Garage
“We’re always hunting for competitive advantages… Koncept Garage delivered one for us.” – Mike Sheehan, General Manager AG Rugby.
Recently, AG Rugby aligned with Koncept Garage to deliver a unique competitive advantage for both players and staff. On Wednesday, May 5th, the Koncept Garage team of professional organizers descended on AG Headquarters for a massive cleanout to boost productivity and performance ahead of the playoff push. In less than 24 hours, they finished the job.
In early April, senior management met in search of creative solutions to optimize efficiency within the facility. “Performance is what we’re graded on, and every competitive edge we find is a win for us,” says Mike Sheehan, AG Rugby General Manager.
They didn’t have to look far. Recognizing the facility could use “a bit of a tidy up,” as Head Coach Sam Harris said, AG Rugby sought out Austin’s leading experts in garage organization, Koncept Garage.
Founder of Koncept Garage, Jeff Julia, visited AG headquarters the same week to meet with several key staff members including AG general manager, medical team, and coaching staff. AG Head of Performance Simon Thomas says, “The more efficient we are in the gym, the better our performance is on the pitch. Routine comes from the performance of consistent habits, so if we give everything a home then we can form good habits around where things go and build from there.”
Just like the players who leave it all on the field, Koncept Garage optimizes with every improvement to best utilize the spaces they organize. “We do that through our ‘ten design principles,’” explained Jeff.
With the information Jeff gathered, the plan was set in motion. The 1-day cleanout to overhaul the eight most trafficked rooms inside the AG complex. By the end of the day, the whole team was able to find everything in under 30 seconds. Koncept Garage completed the job in under one hour from start to finish.
The day prior to the cleanout, Jeff facilitated a walkthrough of his step-by-step process. As we were guided through the building, he explained the design intent for each room and what his team would accomplish the following day.
Wednesday, May 5th arrived and the Koncept Garage team completed their morning huddle and kicked off the cleanout. How did it go? Watch the 4-minute video below and find out.
“Optimizing the facility to support training, recovery and refueling was our main focus. But our style of professional organizing produces results for everyone, including the fan base,” adds Jeff.
It’s true. Your AG Rugby fan gear now has a dedicated home. With the improved workflows in the merchandise room, new orders are processed and shipped faster making it easier than ever to support your AGs.
As an added bonus, the Koncept Garage team found ways to incorporate the AG Rugby culture into the project.
“The camaraderie here is what makes AG Rugby so special. [Koncept Garage] did a great job understanding that and building it into the job,” says Mike Ablett, AG Rugby General Manager of Operations.
“One of our design principles is ‘intentionality.” So with this custom panel system, anybody who walks into that gym knows exactly what they are working toward,” says Jeff.
With productivity and performance now dialed in at AG Headquarters, there is an extra buzz of excitement as we start the playoff push.
Two weeks after the cleanout, the AG production team was wondering where the ping pong balls had gone. To test Jeff on his bold promise, we sent him this text:
“Looking for the ping pong balls, any ideas where they might be?”
Moments later, he responded, “Hallway closet, 3rd shelf on the left.”
Koncept Garage is a proud partner of AG Rugby and our professional organizer of choice. To learn more about their services or to book a free consultation, head over to konceptgarage.com.
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