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Conference call: Bret Weiss, part 2

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Conference call: Bret Weiss, part 2

Co-founder, president, and CEO of WSB (Hot Firm #34 for 2018), a 475-person full-service consulting and design firm based in Minneapolis. By Liisa Andreassen Correspondent “The best PMs create their own brand, supporters, and clients,” Weiss says. “They quickly become ‘go-to’ people inside and outside of the firm … These high-level performers are not ones to complain until it is too late. Regular communication and sometimes action steps are necessary to lighten workload and protect these important company assets.” A CONVERSATION WITH BRET WEISS. The Zweig Letter: There are A/E leaders who say profit centers create corrosive internal competition for...

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The income statement

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The income statement

What engineers need to know (but often don’t) about this critical financial tool and how it can help a firm succeed. At JBCI, one of our guiding principles is transparency. We embrace sharing relevant financial information through condensed income statements during management team meetings. These statements include key performance indicators that provide a snapshot of the short- and long-term health of the firm. The income statement – AKA profit and loss or P&L – is one of these useful tools. A better understanding of the income statement is critical when analyzing KPIs because many of them are derived from the...

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A few responsible people wanted

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A few responsible people wanted

In recently revising our own policy manual here at Zweig Group, it became apparent to us that we cannot have a policy that addresses every single thing that someone in our employ could do (or not do). I don’t think we’re much different from the organizations where readers of The Zweig Letter work. What we REALLY need are responsible, conscientious employees versus hard and fast rules on how to deal with people who aren’t that. Here’s some of what I am talking about: Time sheets. People have to turn them in so we can pay them and bill our clients....

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Eliminating waste

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Eliminating waste

Giving your clients a say in the layout of their new healthcare space will improve that client’s processes, enhancing overall flow. Why is LEAN-based space planning so important in healthcare facilities? It’s a simple answer: New buildings won’t fix broken processes. LEAN-based space planning departs from the old architectural approach by focusing first on the client’s process. By focusing on process and flow, both the client and EAPC can identify wastes and determine where the flow of the process is being limited. After these improvement opportunities are identified, the space planning process moves into the 3P application stage (Production, Process,...

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Answer all the questions

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Answer all the questions

By Edward Friedrichs | The things we need to do to be great leaders are right in front of us, but we must also be deliberately consistent.

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