We were instructed in March 2020 to work from home; how can an Architects Practice function without the team environment? From the moment you enter into University you’re pushed into groups and learn how to work as a team. This continues through into professional practice, as a result Architects thrive in a team environment. It’s a social occupation where no two days are the same.
Shutting our doors
Shutting our doors to clients and our team was unnatural; we’ve always worked on an open door policy and welcomed everyone into the office. It wasn’t long before our reception area was replaced by the notification you had someone waiting in your teams lobby.
Teams and zoom now brought about something new, a way of meeting new clients and putting that all important face to a name. This has become the business saviour during the pandemic, but it doesn’t replace the friendly face to face interaction we were used to in the office, it isn’t always plain sailing and felt unnatural. We missed and still miss the daily visitors and clients that would drop past.
Working from home for some has been a positive and eased some of the pressures of a busy family life. Professionally it hasn’t been as positive for maintaining a team approach to projects. Being away from the office has made our team realise the rare dynamics we have and what we all bring into the office is unique and appreciated.
We are delighted to hopefully have our doors fully open again and welcoming any visitor soon.
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