6 01, 2021

Design+Dialogue: Strategy Workbooks

By |2021-02-11T06:06:39-08:00January 6, 2021|Design + Dialogue|

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 [...]

5 01, 2021

How to Create a Positive Candidate Interview Experience

By |2021-04-07T06:23:32-07:00January 5, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Branding, Employer Branding, Firm Managment, Interior Design, Leadership|

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 [...]

29 12, 2020

Setting Career Goals You Can Keep

By |2021-04-07T06:23:25-07:00December 29, 2020|Architecture, Blog, Business, Employment, Firm Managment, Interior Design, Job Search, Leadership|

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 [...]

22 12, 2020

Why You Should Make Internal Career Mobility a Top Priority

By |2021-04-07T06:25:13-07:00December 22, 2020|Architecture, Blog, Branding, Employer Branding, Firm Managment, Interior Design, Leadership|

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 [...]

15 12, 2020

Show Gratitude for Your Employees this Holiday Season

By |2021-04-07T06:25:08-07:00December 15, 2020|Architecture, Blog, Branding, Employer Branding, Firm Managment, Interior Design, Leadership|

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 [...]

8 12, 2020

How Architecture and Design Are Evolving Post-COVID

By |2021-04-07T06:25:01-07:00December 8, 2020|Architecture, Blog, Branding, Employer Branding, Firm Managment, Interior Design, Leadership|

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 [...]

2 12, 2020

Design+Dialogue: Succession Planning

By |2021-02-11T06:10:20-08:00December 2, 2020|Design + Dialogue|

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 [...]

1 12, 2020

What Makes a Career in Architecture So Rewarding?

By |2021-04-07T06:24:55-07:00December 1, 2020|Architecture, Blog, Branding, Employer Branding, Firm Managment, Interior Design, Leadership|

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 [...]

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