Necessary But Often Overlooked Skills For A/E/C Staff

Christina Zweig, of the renowned A/E/C management consulting firm, ZweigWhite, published an outstanding article on overlooked/undervalued skills within professional service firms.

Architecture, engineering, planning and environmental firms often lament the amount of money spent on training. According to the ZweigWhite 2011 Proceedures, Policies and Benefits Survey, employee training is the second greatest Human Resource related expense, accounting for 22.5 percent of total HR spending. Mark Zweig, management expert and student of the industry for the past 31 years, believes this money is usually well spent, but there are still some major skills professionals in the industry need but aren’t learning: 

  • Basic business software
  • Writing skills
  • The business of business

Check out the article for the full list.