Designers who are talented, thoughtful, and hard-working can succeed in any field.
But they also need to have the best sense of humor and the ability to adapt to the demands of the job, according to a report released by the Interior Design Institute (IDI) on Wednesday.
The report found that designers who are creative, intuitive, and approachable, while working in a collaborative environment, are better suited to an organization with a high degree of trust and collaboration.IDI Executive Director Scott McLean said in a statement that design is “an art form where creativity is not just a means to an end.
It is the result of a process that takes time and commitment.””
We are also committed to creating jobs that are not only fun and rewarding, but also create a culture of collaboration and respect among colleagues,” McLean added.
“It’s important that everyone is empowered to contribute to our culture and help shape the future of our nation.”
In a statement, IDI President and CEO Joe R. Allen said, “It is impossible to find an industry that does not require some degree of creativity.
We recognize that designers and other artists can be great employees.
But, the skills required are often more suited to a creative professional like a painter or a carpenter than an interior designer.
The result is a workforce that is more focused on the needs of the customer than the design itself.”
To help designers improve their work, the IDI has developed the following strategies for making their jobs more enjoyable and fulfilling:• Improve communication skills• Improve the work of your team• Make decisions based on facts and logic• Think about customer needs, not just your own• Be open to new experiences and opportunities• Don’t be afraid to experiment and explore new solutionsIn addition to creating more-tough jobs, the report found designers should be open to learning and collaborating with others, and be willing to embrace new ideas.
These principles can help designers build strong personal relationships and build stronger relationships with their clients, Allen said.
“There is no shortage of talented and passionate people who are making great contributions to the design world, but there are also too many who aren’t,” Allen added.
The findings are based on a survey of 5,000 respondents, and the findings are the latest to paint a picture of the challenges facing designers in an increasingly competitive and ever-changing workplace.
The survey results are being released at the American Institute of Architects conference, which begins on April 7 in Chicago.