As Martin Heidegger has said, “We move between the no longer and the not yet.” Every day, we hear that a recession is coming. What can we do to survive the rolling wave of economic change that may reach us very soon?
Michelle Wempe wrote this statement for the faculty and students of the Interior Architecture and Product Design (IAID) program at Kansas State University (KSU) and shared it with us. She is a Professor of Practice at KSU. She is also the Founder of zumaooh® and a Principal with Talentstar.
In continuation of #womenshistorymonth, we are shining a spotlight on our good friend and colleague, Katherine Bajor. She knows that work/life balance is a constant challenge for many of us throughout our careers. She also believes that you can have it all.
“Planning for the future, especially for businesses, is crucial. Without a road map to help navigate the long-term, businesses risk being left in the dust of a rapidly evolving world.” — Continuum Innovation
During #womenshistorymonth, I’ve been telling stories about women in leadership within the A+D realm. Initially, I focused on the design professions, and then I profiled one of my long-term friends and business partners, Nancy Egan of New Voodou. Today, I’m shining my #spotlight on Gail Gabriel, who has been both a close friend and business partner for more than 50 years.
As a coda to our recent stories about Weld Coxe and SMPS, let us all celebrate the tremendous evolution that has occurred within our professional over the past four decades. In a 1973 survey of more than half of ENR’s Top 200 firms, only six companies reported having full-time marketers on staff. Today, SMPS is the network for more than 7,000 marketing and business development professionals representing 3,250 firms in the architecture, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting business throughout the USA and Canada.