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Author Klein, Rena M.

Title The architect's guide to small firm management / Rena M. Klein
Published Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, [2010]


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Description xiv, 215 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Bringing order out of chaos -- ch. 2. Whole firm system -- ch. 3. Routinize the routine -- ch. 4. Leadership matters -- ch. 5. Lifecycle of a small firm -- ch. 6. Transition times -- ch. 7. Financial management: beyond intuition -- ch. 8. Scenario planning -- ch. 9. Strategic thinking -- ch. 10. Small design firm practice models -- ch. 11. Technology and integrated practice in small firms -- ch. 12. Big-picture trends -- ch. 13. Sustainable economics
Summary 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 owners can: 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
Notes "The American Institute of Architects."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Architectural practice -- United States -- Management.
Reading List SRM750 recommended text 2019
Author American Institute of Architects.
LC no. 2009041799
ISBN 9780470466483 cloth alkaline paper
0470466480 cloth alkaline paper