The Business Behind Design
While AEC firms may not have the vast quantity of financial information that certain other types of businesses do, the confidential and sensitive i...
Having a clearly defined competitive brand and a fine-tuned marketing approach can give your firm a significant competitive advantage.
Here are 5 ways to avoid a cash crunch by doing your part to help clients make their payments on time.
For firms looking to propel their architectural design services to new heights and levels of sophistication, a consolidated cloud-based platform is...
Generally speaking, millennials want to be where the action is.
Projects are the backbone of the way you do business. Isn’t it time that you step up their analysis?
In a LinkedIn post, Scott Johnson, business writing specialist at Johnson Training Group, highlights three common missteps that AEC firms make duri...
Employee advocacy is key to boosting social media engagement, and employee advocacy is about more than just the promotion of a firm’s brand.
Here are five ways to use data to enhance the client acquisition process
Other benefits of selling a firm to employees is the opportunity to mentor the next generation of employees and providing your clients with continuity. Photo: Flickr/401kcalculator.org
One business advisor recommends professional services businesses to develop a group of employees who are willing and able to buy the business
Hiring for culture fit doesn’t mean hiring people who are all the same
By analyzing the “benchmark firms” selected from its annual surveys, PSMJ has identified several characteristics that distinguish top performers...
Only 28 percent of millennials believe that their organization is taking full advantage of their skills, research from Deloitte revealed.
A recent LinkedIn workplace survey revealed that millennials (defined as individuals aged 18–24) are quite different from boomers (those aged 55–65...
A recent research project revealed that more than 75 percent of project owners have no consistent method for assessing project risks and setting bu...
According to research by talent management firm Development Dimensions International, 89% of leaders with strong interaction skills have more engaged teams. Photo: Sebastiaan ter Burg/Flickr
Much of what’s written about employee engagement focuses on how leaders can help their employees become more involved at work. But what about the l...
Employees will give you minimum effort if the only reason they respect you is for your authority
The overwhelming majority of A/E/C firms are engaged in social media.
But to what end?
A leadership-succession process should involving mentoring and coaching. Photo: HA0521-021/Flickr.
Two-thirds of U.S. companies still admit that they have no formal succession plan in place, a 2014 survey conducted by the National Association of...
Is your firm’s approach to compensation effective in today’s rapidly changing talent market?
It’s particularly important for sensitive communication, when having tone and body language for context makes a difference.
One CEO looks pass convenience and advocates for old school, in-person meetings.
If initial feedback doesn’t resonate, effective leaders also know how to turn up the pressure in a way that is progressive, but not too sharp.
A great feedback-giving leader evaluates the individual
Employers can support employees' personal growth by encouraging them to take courses online or be mentored by more senior employees. Photo courtesy of Evan Bench/Wikimedia Commons.
Here are key aspects of a job that keep employees happy
In the U.S., there is a linear relationship between racial and ethnic diversity and better financial performance, a study by McKinsey found. Photo: Monisha Pushparaj/Wikimedia Commons
Companies in the top quartile for gender or racial and ethnic diversity are more likely to have financial returns above their national industry med...
Using a comprehensive list of 20 distinct leadership traits, McKinsey surveyed 189,000 people in 81 diverse organizations around the world.
It includes seeking diverse perspectives and supporting others.
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There are many reasons why people quit: employee mismatch, work/life balance, co-worker conflicts, relocation, family matters, lack of good communi...
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Replacing the names on the door can be tricky for AEC firms. SPONSORED CONTENT
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A recent study published in the journal Psychological Science revealed that employees were 26% more satisfied in their roles when they had position...
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A collaborative planning and design process may seem like a common-sense goal, but the concept can be a challenge to achieve in the fragmented AEC...
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To attract and keep talented individuals who are different than you, Entrepreneur magazine suggests a few foundational principles. SPONSORED CONTEN...