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Develop your strategic thinking

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Develop your strategic thinking

By Eduardo Smith | Strategic thinking enables us to enlarge the value and impact of our work, connecting it much more than a technical solution.

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Trends accelerated by COVID-19

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Trends accelerated by COVID-19

By Jamie Claire Kiser | Companies are adopting fluid work from home policies and people have begun migrating away from dense cities.

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Quantum evolution

1361 advancements AEC AEC industry analyze Architects award winners better C-suite Category_Articles CEO Chad Clinehens challenge Change comfort zone coronavirus courage COVID COVID-19 digitization diversity efficiency ElevateHer ElevateHer Symposium Engineers equilibrium event evolution evolve flexibility flexible Growth hard work HR inclusion investment IT IT infrastructure IT investment Jerry Allen Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award keynote speakers Leader Leadership marketing opportunity pandemic plateau progress purpose quantum evolution quantum leap Recession Recruiting Results Retention Strategies stronger study Transformation valuable Value wait work-life balance ZG Team

Quantum evolution

By Chad Clinehens | Embrace this period of rapid evolution and push yourself even further out of your comfort zone.

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How are AEC firms reacting to COVID-19?

1337 A/E A/E Industry AEC AEC industry Architects Blackstone Consulting Blackstone Consulting LLC Budget Business Development business travel cancellations Category_Articles challenge challenges Christina Zweig Niehues coronavirus COVID-19 Crisis data delays economic downturn Economy Engineers fear flexibility flexible Health Information Leaders Leadership overhead pandemic pandemic response Plan Planning policy changes project cancellations Recession remote remote work Retention Revenue Safety social distancing Survey suspend travel Technology Travel travel policies travel policy traveling Turnover virtual meeting virtual meetings virus virus response WGI ZG Team

How are AEC firms reacting to COVID-19?

By Christina Zweig Niehues | The situation is changing quickly, but versatility and fast decision-making have become necessary.

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The undervalued HR function

1328 A to Zweig A/E A/E firm advice AEC firms AEC industry BOD Category_Articles Finance HR human resources IT liability reduction line management Mark Zweig marketing metrics org chart organization chart Productivity professional services Recruitment Responsibility Retention top management ZG Team

The undervalued HR function

“Top management is largely responsible for HR’s ineffectiveness on many levels in the typical A/E firm.”

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