21 10, 2020

Design+Dialogue – A Better Employee Relationship

By |2021-02-11T06:12:53-08:00October 21, 2020|Design + Dialogue|

Last week I spoke to employees on how they can create a better relationship with their bosses and managers.  This week it's the boss' turn.  These three tips are ones any manager can start using today to develop better employee relationships.

20 10, 2020

How to Prioritize the Mental Health of Your Team

By |2021-04-07T06:26:13-07:00October 20, 2020|Architecture, Blog, Branding, Employer Branding, Firm Managment, Interior Design, Leadership|

As our country continues to navigate through unprecedented times, people are still learning how to cope with the fallout of job layoffs, canceled concerts and closed restaurants, bars and schools. Many of our normal routines have been replaced with extended lengths of self-isolation and social distancing from our friends, family, [...]

14 10, 2020

Design+Dialogue: A Better Boss Relationship

By |2021-02-11T06:13:37-08:00October 14, 2020|Design + Dialogue|

The relationship you have with your boss has been proven to be THE most important relationship of your career. In this Design+Dialogue I share a few ways to improve that relationship, whether it is currently good or bad. It was built from this post, check it out.

13 10, 2020

Investing in Climate Change and COVID Recovery

By |2021-04-07T06:26:10-07:00October 13, 2020|Architecture, Blog, Branding, Employer Branding, Firm Managment, Interior Design, Leadership|

Over the course of 2020, we have seen the effects of climate change and infectious disease. Both disproportionally affect underprivileged communities who often lack access to healthcare or the ability to relocate. Architecture firms have an opportunity to invest in climate change and COVID recovery– including renewable energy and green [...]

6 10, 2020

The Importance of Equity in Your Architecture Firm

By |2021-04-07T06:26:07-07:00October 6, 2020|Architecture, Blog, Branding, Employer Branding, Firm Managment, Interior Design, Leadership|

Equity as a value can change an architecture or design firm for the better. When firms promote diversity and equity in their organizational culture, they attract and retain better talent, improve performance, and create a work environment where everyone feels like they have a voice. What Is Equity? Equity is [...]

30 09, 2020

Design+Dialogue: Benefits of Contract Talent

By |2021-02-11T06:15:22-08:00September 30, 2020|Design + Dialogue|

DBI is starting to see the design industry recover in parts of the country.  Many of our clients are looking for ways to increase profit AND mitigate risk.  We feel that a strong contract talent/interim solutions strategy is a great way to do both. In this video I touch on [...]

29 09, 2020

How to Improve Your Relationship with Your Boss

By |2021-04-07T06:27:54-07:00September 29, 2020|Architecture, Blog, Interior Design, Job Search|

The list of reasons why some people dislike their boss can be extensive. From neglecting employees’ feelings and concerns to setting unrealistic expectations, there are many potential weaknesses that firm leaders can suffer from. But the success of a firm depends on managers and employees having mutual respect. Having a [...]

23 09, 2020

Design+Dialogue: Why Contract Talent?

By |2021-02-11T06:16:09-08:00September 23, 2020|Design + Dialogue|

As I have been working with firms, planning for their recovery as well as for the talent they will need to meet those recover goals, contract talent has come up time and again. DBI's contract talent studio is call Interim Solutions.  We have the ability to put talent into any [...]

22 09, 2020

Sharpen Communication to Improve Employee Engagement

By |2021-04-07T06:27:48-07:00September 22, 2020|Architecture, Blog, Business, Employer Branding, Interior Design, Interviewing, Leadership|

Think back to before the Pandemic started (I know, it seems like last year) but go with me. Were your employees engaged? Did they truly participate in the firm? Did they understand the firm goals and strategies? Did they care? Now think about those same employees today. Are you at [...]

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