More and more, it seems, AIA members are discovering the interactive devices that are now part of AIArchitect, including the Taking Care of Business feature, the weekly poll, and this blog. It’s already been very valuable for us, the editors.
Most particularly, we are interested in what draws reader interest, which we can monitor by watching the click-through numbers. For instance, interesting and innovative design—especially by well-recognized firms—draws large numbers of readers. Stories about emerging professionals do particularly well for some reason. And, we’ve found, practical tips on office behavior and personnel management (such as this week’s Five Steps to Delegating with Authority) get a lot of clicks.
We’re also learning that members seem to like the occasional chance to communicate with one another through the AIArchitect features mentioned in the first sentence above. Not surprisingly, many of the notes we get are vituperative. (Who takes the time to write a note if there isn’t a lot of powerful emotion involved, anyway? Very few.)
What we’d like to hear about this week, if you’re willing to share, is whether you the reader get value out of these informal mini-forums. Click on the “Comments” link below and tell us.
What do you think?