Which factors are having the greatest impact on ASLA members’ business operations?
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) forces changes to business practices globally, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) aims to provide an objective assessment of the impact that COVID-19 is having on members’ businesses. An online survey was conducted among ASLA members who have been identified as firm principals or as holding a leadership position within their organization. Survey data was collected between May 7–17, 2020.
The survey was designed to identify factors that are currently having the greatest impact on the business operations of ASLA members and to provide insight into how businesses are responding to the crisis.
The report includes a snapshot of survey responses, along with key findings on business impacts, employee retention, and business projections. The survey questions included:
- What reduction in new project leads has your company/organization experienced that you believe is due to COVID-19?
- What proactive measures are your firm/department/organization taking to maintain contact with clients whose projects are delayed and/or to cultivate new business opportunities for the future?
- What are your greatest challenges and/or decisions for your business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
- What has been your experience, if any, in accessing financial relief for your business via the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act?
- How do you expect business conditions for the following market sectors to change in the next three to six months?
- How long do you expect the COVID-19 pandemic to have an impact your day-to-day operations?
- What, if any, new skill sets are now in demand in your company/organization as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
- Has your firm/department/organization adopted, or is it planning to adopt, any new remote work policies?
For more information, see ASLA’s COVID-19 resources, including business tools, virtual learning offerings, and important updates.