H+O Structural Engineering: How to Run an Operationally Efficient Organization (w/ Rens Hayes)

Architecture and engineering are careers that offer a lot of autonomy and entrepreneurial spirit. But these industries also breed chaotic organizations and burnout. Rens Hayes, founder of H+O Structural Engineering, has set out to do things differently. He shared with us how he’s built a people-first business that’s all about value-driven growth.

Architecture and engineering are careers that offer a lot of autonomy and entrepreneurial spirit. But these industries also breed chaotic organizations and burnout. Rens Hayes, founder of H+O Structural Engineering, has set out to do things differently. He shared with us how he’s built a people-first business that’s all about value-driven growth.

Interview Takeaways
  • Help good people find you
  • Define your mission, vision, and values
  • Fight back against burnout culture
  • Use your core values to create results
  • Integrate your values into every decision and message
  • Attract the right people by sharing your story
  • Create a triangle-shaped framework for success
  • Incentivize great performance
  • Develop leaders who want to stay
  • Reward continual improvement
  • Weigh value alignment over local availability
  • Balance the eight core areas of business
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