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MANY QUESTIONS, FEWER ANSWERS As millions of Canadians continue to work from home, business leaders are looking ahead to a return to the workplace. Not surprisingly in the current context, there are more questions than answers: when will we be able to start working together again?; how restrictive will public health guidelines be?; will we need to make material alterations to the office space?; will everyone be confident enough to return? will they even want to return? Creative businesses have traditionally operated on the premise that collaboration and collective creativity...

LOOKING AHEAD, AND BACK, FOR SIGNS OF WHAT'S TO COME It's difficult to make predictions about the impact of the current situation on the AEC industry right now. Just the same, early hints seem to be emerging already about how competition will change for architectural and engineering firms. And those first signs tell us what we should be looking for in the months to come. Yes, it's true. Some market shifts will be impossible to anticipate. After all, the economic, political and cultural impacts of the pandemic have never been seen...

FINDING THE SILVER LINING IN CLOUDY SKIES In times of crisis it’s common to focus primarily on the negative effects experienced; loss of revenue, loss of jobs, uncertainty, risk, disappointment. However difficult, it’s worth exploring how this time can also be an opportunity to rethink, revive and reinvent areas of your business that may not be working to full effect. REFOCUS ENERGY TOWARD THE BIG PICTURE When everything is running smoothly and your team works at full or near full capacity, it is rare to take the time to think about...

COVID-19 HAS ACCELERATED THE USE OF "NEW" TECHNOLOGIES BY YEARS Our consultants at Innovia have been monitoring recent developments closely to understand our clients' needs and how we can better support them. An interesting observation has been made by numerous commentators on how COVID-19 has dramatically accelerated the adoption of new technologies by businesses suddenly working from home. Architects, engineers, and designers are among those that rely most on face-to-face and happenstance interactions to drive the creative process. Within days, entire studios had acclimatized to new communication and collaboration...