‘You can’t rush Creativity’ or so we think. The expectation of designing & delivering in today’s fast-paced world requires exactly that. Designers are expected to conceptualize & detail out spaces, floors & hotels in record time to ensure the ROI (Return on Investment) for the client starts to pay out as soon as possible.
According to our survey, 60% of Clients expect a design house to be able to not just supervise their design, but project manage it. At present time management and resource planning are key drivers of ensuring profitability at a design studio, but how does the client benefit from this?
More contractors are answering the call by growing an in-house design team to become a hybrid “Design & Build”; while large Project Management Firms are doing the same to offer their clients a one-stop-shop. Isn’t it time Design house’s start to blur the lines?
44% of project managers use no software, even though PWC found that the use of commercially available PM software increases performance and satisfaction. (Source: Pricewaterhouse Coopers)
Project Management doesn’t have to be incredibly complex – Starting with a simple Task List and connecting it to a Gantt chart is all that’s required to keep the client in the loop. Understanding the critical path and the resources associated with it is the best way to keep your project on track.
An astounding 97% of organizations believe project management is critical to business performance and organizational success. (Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers)
Yet Project Management in the interior design industry is relatively antiquated. The use of professional project management software like Primavera & MS Project among Larger General Contractors is ubiquitous however the vast majority of the industry still uses pre-formatted excel sheets.
Closing the gap between Client Expectations and Reality is only possible with the help of digital tools to boost efficiency and collaboration in an organization. Delivering multiple projects to outpace costs and client expectations will always be an ongoing challenge. It is becoming increasingly apparent, “what got you here, won’t get you there” (Marshall Goldsmith).