Mark Wight was worried as the architecture, design and construction firm he led for decades first faced the spreading pandemic. Wight & Co. depended heavily on seamless cooperation among a wide variety of disciplines, a one-stop shop for clients needing new buildings.
Wight said he thought that complex process could only work with frequent face-to-face meetings, but productivity actually improved over the next few weeks, and that will change how Wight & Co. works even after the pandemic subsides.
“It was hard to imagine doing all this from home, but it’s remarkable how we have adapted,” Wight said.
The Darien, Illinois-based firm is far from alone. Wight used to meet twice a year with a peer group of mostly construction CEOs, but after the pandemic’s onset, the group now does weekly Zoom meetings, and the attitude toward working from home is universal.“Every CEO says…
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