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The Pandemic and Me: Producing Remote Collaboration that Produces ...

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    We all realize that the world has changed incredibly since 2019. Industries where crowded conference room and noisy drafting bullpens were once the norm are now dealing with remote work as the norm. Even with the "return to the office" more and more staff wish to work from home. So how does a design firm survive when the new world is so very different. I will discuss my own experience as a IT manager and how we made the "overnight" change to remote work. More importantly I will share how our firm is not only surviving, but thriving, with remote work as the pandemic continues cycles. Join me for a specific recipe of tools, practices, and patience that has proven successful in the real world.

    Key Learnings

    • Identify the various factors that add friction to the remote collaboration process in design firms
    • Learn why remote work can be so difficult for CAD drafters and designers
    • Look out for the possible roadblocks that can block your way to remote collaboration success
    • What is necessary from an IT perspective to have your design staff anywhere in the world