Approximately 75% of all firms within the AIA are small firms (10 employees or less), which equates to 14,288 small firms within the organization.
~25% = sole practitioners = 4,750
~35% = 1-5 employees = 6,650
~15% = 5-10 employees = 2,850We need to find ways to leverage that size for collaboration and influence, just like the individual large firms do.
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We are currently in the middle of compiling our studio's operation standards. Like you, we weren't able to find any great examples. Essentially, we hired an operations manager and are now working with them to document all of the procedures we currently have in place (ie. transfer them from the principals heads into Google Docs). It'd be great to hear of anyone else's experience surrounding this.