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The Architect's Guide to Small Firm Management

Making Chaos Work for Your Small Firm

The Architect's Guide to Small Firm Management by Rena M. Klein
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The definitive guide to management success for solepractitioners and leaders of small design firms

Owning and operating a small architectural design firm can bechallenging, with tight project deadlines, on-the-fly meetings,rush proposals, and fluctuating workloads as part of the firm'sday-to-day activities. To help small firm owners cope with thechaos and prepare for the unexpected, here is The Architect'sGuide to Small Firm Management, a no-nonsense guide torepurposing daily demands into workable, goal-directedsolutions.

Crucial topics such as self-aware leadership, people management,technology, financial health, scenario planning, sustainablepractice, and future trends are examined using real-life casestudies and business model paradigms. This definitive text exploresthe whole system experience of a small firm practice to deliverorganizational strategies proven to keep a firm's creative missionon a steady, productive path.

The Architect's Guide to Small Firm Management addresseshow small firm owners can:

  • Deal effectively with unexpected circumstances and shifting workrequirements

  • Meet the demands of the marketplace while creating a satisfyingworkplace

  • Set and achieve goals in an environment of constant change

This book is a must-have for those facing the often harshreality of managing small design firms in a difficult and changingeconomy. Entrepreneurial architects and designers will discover howto 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.

Wiley; June 2010
240 pages; ISBN 9780470916858
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Title: The Architect's Guide to Small Firm Management
Author: Rena M. Klein
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