I’m Nakita and I was recently named the 2018 Emerging Architect by the DC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. I run a small firm practice, I'm on multiple boards (both as a director and as chair), and am always trying to get more time out of the day. I co-founded my firm many years ago after a personal tragedy and as a young professional I realized I had a lot to learn.
My fascination with software and streamlining came from interacting with other firm leaders and realizing we were struggling with similar issues. Here are some of the things I heard in my conversations with firm leaders who'd been practicing for a while that made me start searching for a better software to streamline managing our company:
"We track the tasks for the team in a shared excel file"
"There's only a few of us so I just let my employees use my computer to log their time directly in Quickbooks. It can take about two hours or so a week so I find other things to do around the office"
“The principals like to do their own thing so we have multiple contact spreadsheets and just merge back together once a quarter”
If your company is doing any of those things and you love it then by all means keep doing what you're doing. However, if you're like me and struggled to figure out a more concise way to run your firm I'm going to use this site to pull back the curtain on how we roll.
I hope this site saves you some time and provides you with some valuable insights!
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