The Strategy Workbook idea came from an event several years ago. While planning I came across a task I had created that read "Cut and Paste New Strategy". I was mortified. Was this what I thought of DBI, the firm I had grown from nothing since 2009? Was this what [...]
Attracting top talent will be critical as firms recover in 2021. Having a hiring process that is focused on a positive candidate experience is THE best way for firms to win top talent. Although a positive candidate experience should always be a priority, many hiring managers are spread too thin [...]
It is the end of the year and if you are like most you are setting goals for next year and beyond. It’s important to set meaningful career goals but be realistic. It is important to develop goals you can achieve. Doing so can increase job satisfaction, improve your quality [...]
In architecture and design, internal career mobility can set your firm apart. These days, employees expect the firms they work for to provide them with opportunities for career development and advancement. By providing opportunities for internal career mobility you can improve employee satisfaction and retention. Here are some of the [...]
The holiday season is the perfect time of year to show your team how much you appreciate them, especially this year when we can all use some extra cheer. Your team has worked hard all year under abnormally stressful conditions. Here are some ideas to show gratitude for your employees [...]
This Design+Dialogue is a simple happy holiday message. All of us at DBI wish all of you and yours a great holiday season and a happy new year.
COVID-19 has been the catalyst for many changes in architecture and design. Many designers have suddenly found themselves in a position where they are now working remotely. Meanwhile, office buildings around the country have been vacant for months. In light of the pandemic, architects have had to think creatively about [...]
Succession Planning is THE biggest undertaking a design firm owner will go through during the life of their firm. It takes thoughtful planning and years to nurture and execute. The firm owners I talk with find it all too daunting and never get started. In this video I share a [...]
Many people think it is difficult to find work in the art and design fields, but there are many benefits you can reap by pursuing a career in architecture, especially since the real estate market in the United States is better than it has been in a long time. Here [...]
For Thanksgiving, DBI presents an atheistic discussion on turkey stuffing.