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Will ForetJustin Neagle

The Secrets for Growth: Employee Development and Firm Culture with Alan Reed - GWWO Architects

E81 • Feb 27, 2024 • 61 mins

In this episode, Alan Reed from GWWO Architects discusses the firm's focus, team implementation, community involvement, and employee development strategies. He also shares insights on maintaining firm culture, marketing strategies, and dealing with cybersecurity issues.

Key Points

  • Successful AEC firms like GWWO Architects focus on good design, niche specialization, and organic growth rather than chasing trends or indiscriminate expansion.
  • GWWO Architects maintains a small-firm culture and high retention rates through team empowerment, continuous mentorship, and fostering a collaborative environment that encourages growth from within.
  • Adopting new technologies in architecture requires careful vetting and consensus-building to ensure they are beneficial and align with the firm's processes, with GWWO's experience highlighting the importance of being proactive in IT and cybersecurity strategies.

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