CAIRO BOOKS's Description
The definitive guide to management success for sole practitioners and leaders
of small design firms
Owning and operating a small architectural design firm can be challenging,
with tight project deadlines, on-the-fly meetings, rush proposals, and
fluctuating workloads as part of the firm's day-to-day activities. To help
small firm owners cope with the chaos and prepare for the unexpected, here is
The Architect's Guide to Small Firm Management , a no-nonsense guide to
repurposing daily demands into workable, goal-directed solutions.
Crucial topics such as self-aware leadership, people management, technology,
financial health, scenario planning, sustainable practice, and future trends
are examined using real-life case studies and business model paradigms. This
definitive text explores the whole system experience of a small firm practice
to deliver organizational strategies proven to keep a firm's creative mission
on a steady, productive path.
The Architect's Guide to Small Firm Management addresses how small firm
Deal effectively with unexpected circumstances and shifting work requirements
Meet the demands of the marketplace while creating a satisfying workplace
Set and achieve goals in an environment of constant change
This book is a must-have for those facing the often harsh reality of managing
small design firms in a difficult and changing economy. Entrepreneurial
architects and designers will discover how to define their own personal and
professional meanings of success, as well as how to refocus their business
approach to replace long, unrewarding hours with manageable, satisfying ones.