Facing the Challenge of Time Management for Architects: How to Achieve Success without Burning Out
As an architect, you’ve likely pulled your share of all-nighters. There are only so many hours in the day to accomplish all that running an architecture practice requires. You’re beyond busy.
At the same time, your responsibilities and your life extend beyond the walls of the office. This means striving for a healthy work-life balance even when that seems to be in direct opposition to the realities of the architecture business. Yet experts agree: managers who themselves find the right mix and engage in non-work related activities encourage their employees to do the same.
The trick is to strike the right balance between running the firm, bringing in business, meeting with clients, visiting building sites, and actually doing design work. Being strategic about how and what you schedule into your routine and taking advantage of technology that improves efficiency can help you address your most pressing business challenges, reduce stress, and avoid burnout. After all, what counts is getting the work done, not being busy.
When you manage an architecture firm, you decide where to invest money and resources. A wise investment in technology should boost efficiency and productivity, help you realize your design potential, and position your firm for the future. Calculating your return on investment (ROI) gives you the answers you need.
Running an architecture firm means focusing on managing the business while also fostering growth. You need to maximize the potential you already have and also recognize new opportunities to win work and expand your business. In this e-book, get actionable tips from architecture professionals to help your firm gain the edge it needs to realize growth.
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