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Working together: Michael Hall Principal at GH2 Architects (Tulsa, OK), an international architecture and design firm founded in 1973 that’s flexible, engaging, and fun.
By LIISA ANDREASSEN Correspondent
H all directs the operation of the firm and is responsible for design, production, and management of architectural services provided on many of the company’s projects. He believes that great design and cost control go hand in hand. “The safety of our team members is our number one priority,” Hall says. “We are on a remote work protocol, and actively practicing social distancing recommendations. We are limiting in-person meetings and setting limitations on site visits. We have put a halt to all travel unless it’s related to critical or essential projects identified by our government clients.” A CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL HALL. The Zweig Letter: How has COVID-19 impacted your firm’s policy on telecommuting/working remotely? Michael Hall: We have been on a work from home protocol
for almost two weeks, and overall, it seems to be working well. I think our experience with this situation is going to make everyone more productive and agile in the future. We’ll be able to give our team members more flexibility when things return to “normal” after this crisis. We’re already asking ourselves bigger questions about what we really need in terms of traditional office space moving forward. Our clients need us to be responsive and do good work – with good people on your team that can happen from the North Pole if it has to! They also need our active presence at their offices and jobsites, and sometimes a place to meet. Our teams need a place to collaborate and meet in person. Everything else is on the table for discussion moving forward. TZL: How far into the future are you able to reliably predict your workload and cashflow?
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