Architects are facing tons of challenges and distractions at the same time from managing contractors, dealing with clients and working on collaborations. Not to mention, they have to be constantly updated with the latest technologies and software, draft planning apps as well as paperwork.
Project schedules are becoming shorter than they were ever before. Building types are now more sophisticated and advanced. Being architects, it is critical to work not harder, but smarter. But the thing is, how we are going to make the most of efficiency and effectiveness? How to managing the ever-growing flow of information and how to design faster and better without making compromises? Almost similar to growing your Twitch followers to be an architect, there are tips and approaches that can be done to make this happen.
Tip 1: Learn the Difference between being Efficient and Effective
Being efficient is doing things in right manner while being effective is about doing the right things. Both of it is important but you have to do the right things first before you could do them in right manner. Now, try combining these two and you will be able to work smarter, not harder.
Tip 2: The 80/20 Principle
80 percent of your outcome is the result of the 20 percent of the effort you have invested. Concentrate on the results and not on the works.
More hours doesn’t always indicate that there are more results generated.
Tip 3: Have an Outline to the Process
Yes it is true that every project being worked on is unique in its own ways. However, the milestones and tasks in every project are almost the same. Being able to outline the process will help you in seeing where you should make the elimination of unnecessary steps or making the process to become more efficient.
Tip 4: Create a Checklist
Basically, majority of the project management software lets you make to-do lists and checklists. After outlining the process, you may now create a checklist for every phase of the project. This way, you know that you are just on the right path and that you can complete everything on time.