Business strategy

business strategy

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What architects do – Part 3

construction site

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How an architect can save you time, money and stress

Architect's sketch

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People and Productivity No. 2

people productivity

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 […]

Considerable Common Sense No. 6

pruning your business

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. 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. 3

Richard Pike

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 […]