The global pandemic hit the architecture industry hard. In the second quarter of 2020, almost three-fourths of design firms saw a decrease in their billings. When something unexpected happens to the economy, companies tend to put major development projects on hold. Fortunately, it isn’t all bad news. Some sectors of [...]
A positive work culture can make your architectural firm the company everybody wants to work for. These tips will help minimize negativity in the workplace and cultivate a positive work culture.Identify the Root of the ProblemUsually if you have multiple employees who seem to have a bad attitude, there is [...]
This is the best interview tool. This is THE ONE tool I have to works in any interview situation. It is free and everyone has access to it. It is Cognitive Empathy.
By now, most architectural firms know that emotional intelligence is important for successful leadership because it allows leaders to better empathize with their team, control their emotions, make smarter decisions, and reduce conflict in the workplace. Many leaders, however, do not realize that there are simple steps to improve their [...]
Over the past decade, there has been a lot of discussion about how to attract and retain millennials in architecture and design. However, recently, the focus has shifted toward Generation Z, or those who were born between 1997 and 2012. A large portion of this generation has either just entered [...]
What is extinct productivity? The old way of motivating talent to be more productive is extinct. There is a new way!
As the architecture employment market becomes more competitive, companies need to find strategic ways to improve the candidate experience. Providing candidates with a positive experience during recruitment improves the overall reputation of your company, increases the likelihood of your top pick accepting an offer, and helps new hires start off [...]
Creatives. Do we need them anymore? It could be argued that the very way we see and perceive the world is because of the creative. But do we need them anymore? Can't computers do the work?
The COVID-19 pandemic will have an ongoing effect on work environments. Moving forward, businesses will want workspaces that offer more flexibility, increased collaboration, and provide more opportunities for social distancing. In addition, workspaces will need to accommodate more technology and remote work environments. Here are some things you can expect [...]
On my way back from Las Vegas, two days of travel, I was thinking about the most important work that I do at DBI. It is not the work I do during the boom times but my efforts in the lean times that make the most impact on me and [...]