What architects do – Part 3

What value does an architect provide during the construction process? As the expert in this field, your architect will oversee the construction of the building on your behalf. You do not have to worry about the project, as your architect and his consultant team do that for you. You will be invited to “site [...]

What architects do – Part 3 2018-06-17T13:51:12+00:00

How an architect can save you time, money and stress

What value do architects provide you? All humans live in buildings. Most of us interact with buildings for the greater part of our day. But we have no or very little idea of the role that architects play in creating these buildings. Architects design buildings. They provide advice, technical and aesthetic judgment and management [...]

How an architect can save you time, money and stress 2018-05-26T15:01:14+00:00

People and Productivity No. 2

More keys to developing a productive workplace As discussed with you last time, people productivity is all about getting the basics right. We mentioned 8 keys in order of priority. PRIORITY 1 is to pick the right people. Here we will discuss the next most important priority. PRIORITY 2: TRAIN THEM RIGHT The head of [...]

People and Productivity No. 2 2017-11-17T15:07:35+00:00

Considerable Common Sense No. 6

Dealing with the thorny issues in your business As I look out of my window upon a garden making its way through a Highveld winter, I see clearly the effects of little rain, low temperatures and a weak northerly Sun. The grass is dormant. The leaves on the trees have fallen or are khaki green. [...]

Considerable Common Sense No. 6 2017-10-21T11:34:36+00:00

Considerable Common Sense No. 4

Talk to the right people at the right time At a recent OpenCappuccino (one of Open Circle’s weekly breakfasts), there was a conversation with an architect, about the work of architects. We were exploring the value of what they offer. Besides the obvious professional skills, the focus quickly fell on the value of speaking to [...]

Considerable Common Sense No. 4 2017-09-26T09:00:08+00:00

Considerable Common Sense No. 3

Have a Plan for Everything Not long ago, I was listening to Richard Pike* talk about his life and the events that unfolded after a horrific road accident left him with life-changing injuries. It is a profoundly affecting story. Injuries to his lower back changed his future. We listened to how he underwent numerous operations [...]

Considerable Common Sense No. 3 2017-08-24T11:03:12+00:00