Commentary – Working From Home – How Working From Home Will Become the New Normal and How You Should Set-up Your Home Office.

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.

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Why you need a milestone schedule and how to create one.

One of the most important parts of any project is it’s schedule.  The schedule of a project impacts cost and quality.  If your solicitation is silent on schedule, bidders will be forced to make assumptions.  Invariably, their assumptions will vary causing your quotes to have a wide spread. Publishing a schedule brings it’s own set…