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Firm Management
delegated, including some of the fun
and interesting work.
If a Principal thinks, "I can do this faster/
better myself", then a more skilled staff
needs to be hired, or more training and
coaching must take place. Identify the
most routine aspects of your work, the
tasks that can be described in a stepby-step list. These are the easiest to
delegate and teach even novice staff to
do. Then identify tasks, such as filling
out certain forms, that are the same
process each time, but with a variety of
customized situations. These you can
delegate to emerging contributors that
you can trust to think about what they
are doing.
Improve communication, staff
learning, and empowerment: Part
of the previous idea in that in order
to delegate, the staff must be trained
and be authorized to act on their
decisions. Give stretch assignments, if
possible, but be there to mentor - "sink
or swim" is very inefficient. Institute
regular contact (almost every day)

with the project managers, architects,
designers, interns to check in on
what they are doing and to mentor
and coach. This practice of sharing
knowledge broadly and regularly is
critical to small firm success.
Use technology to help: Synchronize
office wide calendars with individual
calendars. The more everybody knows
about where everyone else is, the better
a firm will operate. Use SLACK, or a
similar app, for internal communications,
to remove them from email, for internal
direct messaging, to remove them from
texts, and as a vehicle to share all kinds
of knowledge and information. Consider
the use of voice memos to record
project notes after a client meeting so
you can transmit them to the project
team and have a permanent record of
your thoughts.
Rena M. Klein, FAIA is the author of
The Architect's Guide to Small Firm
Management (Wiley, 2010) and principal of
RM Klein Consulting, a division of Charrette
Venture Group.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Licensed Architect - Summer 2017

President’s Message
ADA Advice Accessibility: Handrail Details for Stairways and Ramps
Continuing Education A Review of Window, Door and Skylight Standards and Certification
Buyer’s Guide
Feature Article The Necessary Accessory: Hardware
Continuing Education Providers/ ALA New Members
Insurance Design Professionals and Cyber Risk - Part 2
Second Chances for Buildings The New Roof is Still Leaking?
Feature Article What Do Clients Want? Amenities, style and function
Firm Management Tools for Small Firms: Time Management
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Licensed Architect - Summer 2017 - Intro
Licensed Architect - Summer 2017 - cover1
Licensed Architect - Summer 2017 - cover2
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Licensed Architect - Summer 2017 - 4
Licensed Architect - Summer 2017 - 5
Licensed Architect - Summer 2017 - President’s Message
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Licensed Architect - Summer 2017 - ADA Advice Accessibility: Handrail Details for Stairways and Ramps
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Licensed Architect - Summer 2017 - Continuing Education A Review of Window, Door and Skylight Standards and Certification
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Licensed Architect - Summer 2017 - Buyer’s Guide
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Licensed Architect - Summer 2017 - 24
Licensed Architect - Summer 2017 - Feature Article The Necessary Accessory: Hardware
Licensed Architect - Summer 2017 - Continuing Education Providers/ ALA New Members
Licensed Architect - Summer 2017 - Insurance Design Professionals and Cyber Risk - Part 2
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Licensed Architect - Summer 2017 - 29
Licensed Architect - Summer 2017 - Second Chances for Buildings The New Roof is Still Leaking?
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Licensed Architect - Summer 2017 - Feature Article What Do Clients Want? Amenities, style and function
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Licensed Architect - Summer 2017 - Firm Management Tools for Small Firms: Time Management
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Licensed Architect - Summer 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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