Kim Ford

Why Creating Leverage is Critical to Reducing Operating Expenses

Most companies don’t realize that out of all operating expenses, real estate is the second-highest cost. Real estate tends to fall right behind human capital and is always a significant item on the balance sheet. Typically, companies don’t spend a lot of time evaluating their real estate. Nor do they necessarily understand the impact real …

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The Truth Business Leaders Face as They Navigate What’s Next

Is working from home a viable alternative to working from an office? Could a hybrid 3/2 schedule become the norm or could a distributed workforce be the answer for many businesses as they seek the best solution for navigating what’s next. The employee’s wishes are now front and center and cannot be ignored. I believe …

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Robotics Companies Love Pittsburgh and TechFlex

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) defines robot as follows:   “A robot is a reprogrammable, multifunctional manipulator designed to move material, parts, tools or specialized devices through variable programmed motions for the performance of a variety of tasks.”   According to Statista, the global robotics market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of around 26 …

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Work From Home

Work From Home

Working from home is not a choice for many, but a mandate. Here is how I’ve embraced the #workfromhome movement and decided to turn this pandemic into an opportunity. Yes, you can too. Here are a few easy steps that you can do right now. Make a list of what you’ve accomplished so far during the stay-at-home order. And yes, you have accomplished …

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Workplace Modification and Crucial Conversations with your Landlord

The Pittsburgh Technology Council hosts “Business as Usual” addressing the topics that help inform, connect and help us all get back to business as usual. Kim Ford and Brandon Mendoza from NAIOP were guest speakers exploring COVID-19’s impact on the construction and real estate industries. The duo discussed: The need to make major workplace modifications …

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