Adapting in Times of Uncertainty
by Jackie Darkazalli
What does adaptability mean to you? Is it changing your daily routine to account for an ever-changing world? Or modifying the way you conduct your business to continue to thrive in today’s market?
There is no doubt that the last year has brought on many challenges and unique situations for us all both personally and professionally. We’ve had to shift our mindset to see these challenges as an opportunity to think on our feet creatively and problem solve for tasks that may have once been routine.
WMG is no different. Over the course of the last year we’ve huddled via Zoom, virtually ran together to stay connected, and flipped the notion of “standard” on its head.
When the pandemic first started, many were left wondering how will this affect real estate and future development? With the price of materials rising and potential shortages our team came together to jump outside of the box to identify opportunities and get ahead of these challenges. Maintaining that proactive vs. reactive approach allows us to continue to put our clients and partners first and deliver even through tough times.
A shining example of this practice is near Spring, TX. This project was in full swing when a substantial delay was identified due to the limited supply of steel. Telling our client that we’d be 2 months behind was simply not an option. Through quick, decisive action our project management team redesigned the structure to use wood trusses in lieu of steel bar joists. This allowed us to keep moving forward and maintain the crucial trust between developer and client all while maintaining the quality and structural integrity of the building.
Having a team with the mentality to see an opportunity in an obstacle is our greatest asset and we are very proud of this accomplishment.