Management

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Competing in today’s design industry

An owner of a design firm should consider a variety of strategic alliance and business combination possibilities to ...
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Minimizing business and legal risk

In the design sector, designers face three types of general risks: financial; time; and impact on reputation.
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Picture perfect projects

Whether promoting new work on the web or submitting projects for design awards, photography plays a pivotal role in helping people ...
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Managing within the law

An employer may mean to provide its employees with fair employment contracts but when disputes arise, parties often disagree on the rights they ...
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Social media guidelines for employers

It is the responsibility of employers to ensure the rules governing the use of social media are clear and widely understood. This means educating staff on a ‘responsible use of technology’ policy or code of conduct and ...
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Learning to share

The Canada BIM Council (CanBIM) recently held a regional session in Vancouver. The presentations consistently emphasized one fundamental aspect of building information modeling (BIM): collaboration.
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Change in the workplace is a process not an event

When launching a significant change initiative, one of the biggest mistakes management makes is to view it as an event that happens at a single point in time. Accepting and then embracing change is a process, not an event.
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Employee engagement that actually engages

participatory and collaborative methods bring people together and involve dynamic, multidirectional communication (leadership to employees, employees to leadership and employee to employee).
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Core sunlighting

Core sunlighting is a system that gathers natural sunlight, concentrates it and delivers it deep into a building’s interior, not just the area along ...
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A misunderstood profession

Decorating is an important part of what some interior designers do but only a small part. This perception can affect designers’ ability to practice.
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Choosing the best LEED for the job

The CaGBC has expanded its offering of LEED rating systems. With the proliferation of these products, choosing the most appropriate one ...
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Workplace pet peeves

Most bosses deal with employee-driven pet peeves like bad manners or using company time for personal phone calls on a daily basis. The problem is that while most of these pet peeves start off as small frustrations, they can turn into bigger ...