I wanted to take a moment to share an update and a little about my blogging plans for this year.
The roots of the architect can be traced back to the times of the Ancient Greeks. The term architect, or arkhitekton in Greek, was the title given to the master builder who would oversee the design and construction
Despite these blessings, you may know, that this year, my drive for continuing this blog waned. I shared how my workload was at an all-time high, but my motivation was at an all-time low.
Since that time, I would not say that things have changed very much.
We are still in a pandemic. My work load remains high. Motivation for writing this blog remains low.
In contrast to working in an office, working from home can be very isolating. Dealing with that effectively can be challenging, but after some time, and by making a few adjustments, these feelings can be overcome.
There is a discussion thread on the AIA Practice Management Forum which started with the question, “How is your firm ensuring efficiency in a remote working environment?”
There have been a number of replies which I would characterize as mixed.
The comments range, from expressions of gratitude for the time regained from no longer needing to endure a commute, to complaints about having to adapt to working in pdf. Keep in mind these are Architects accustomed to reviewing large scale full size sheets. Reviewing drawings on a computer screen (in pdf) is very different from being able to make comments and corrections directly onto a drawing.
Regardless of whether you relish working from home or dread it, working from home is here to stay. The sooner people internalize this, the sooner they will be able to adapt. Only then will they achieve similar or perhaps even greater levels of efficiency as compared to working from an office.
If you have any books on your list that you think would be a good addition to mine, let me know.
I began searching through the internet for a set of goal setting rules to help inspire and motivate me.
This year’s conference seems to be the most comprehensive event yet.
The book is ripe with principles to adopt. It’s pretty much a blueprint for changing your life.
It was obvious that the damage happened as a result of her hitting the curb. I then tried to ask her what happened and she just looked at me with bewilderment.
The business lessons I got from Joseph will stay with me much longer.
As I listened to how expensive my chosen way of life is, I wondered why Americans choose to live in suburbs.