COVID has changed a lot for the architecture and interior design industry. One of the major changes I am speaking to candidates about is how they can start their own firm. They are taking the opportunity, and the cash they have saved, to go on their own. In this Deisgn+Dialogue [...]
Each month I post a video on the changing dynamics the Architecture and Design Industry is facing and the pandemic ends and the work force shift, again, to a new way of business. After speaking with firms across the country over the last month, we might be headed back to [...]
Teams have become a critical infrastructure for firms during the pandemic. As I have been connecting with leaders across the county, discussing how the team dynamic will move forward as we recover, it became clear that rewarding the team is an important piece of the puzzle. In this Design+Dialogue I [...]
This month we have been more busy than we have in about a year. It is great and we are loving the opportunity to support our clients and the industry in our way. I know that my clients are excited as well. But are some opportunities being missed? Maybe. It [...]
Throughout the year I am sharing updates on how the Architecture and Interior Design industry is responding to the new workplace normal. All virtual? All hands on deck? Follow here and find out.
I am making new habits in the new year. Things have changed at a fundamental level in the United States and in the world. This year I am using the momentum of these changes to do better. This year I am not setting any New Year's resolutions. Instead I am [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Last week I discussed the top reasons candidates are rejected your offer. This week I share the solution, Interview Teams. Check out the video on how to develop a well-organized and successful interview team. Here is the link to my Design+Dialogue regarding why candidates are rejecting your offer.