Morrissey Goodale’s A/E Coronavirus Rapid Response Services


The vast majority of A/E firms are working remotely due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Morrissey Goodale is here to help your firm make the transition by helping you identify and implement strategies for producing, managing, and leading at the highest level— from home. Our tailored consulting will help you produce:

  • Increased collaboration and quality deliverables
  • Better morale and reduced anxiety— for you and others
  • Effective leadership and management from screens and speakers

Our services include:

Audit and readiness assessment for remote work 

We will assess your current situation and help you prepare to transition to a remote working environment. Services include:

  • Needs assessments for devices and connectivity to set staff up for success
  • Action plans and timelines for becoming fully operational

Translation of company culture and processes to a remote working environment

Company culture doesn’t require an office building. Your firm maintains values regardless of where staff are located. We will help your firm’s culture thrive in the remote world by:

  • Reorienting staff to company-wide processes and communication channels
  • Establishing “team-bonding” forums and activities
  • Creating an environment of accountability

PM training on remote project management

Project management is challenging enough when everything is familiar. We will help your PMs adapt to their new environment. Tailored training programs cover:

  • What is different and what is the same about working remotely— and how to make the adjustments to produce a successful project
  • An introduction to tools and approaches to translate existing projects into a remote format immediately, and methodologies for setting up new projects with a remote project team

Customized in-house webinars

Through a series of company-specific webinars, we will provide your leaders, managers, and staff with advice and best practices for getting the most out of the remote working experience. We will collaborate with you to produce in-house webinars that cover such topics as:

  • How to take care of life and work while working at home
  • What to do/change/set up to be successful working and living at home

One-on-one coaching

This is a very challenging time for all of us in so many ways. Working remotely is just another of many adjustments we all have to make. We are here to help you and your employees adapt and excel— at home, providing coaching in areas such as:

  • Practicing interpersonal skills over the internet
  • Leading from home
  • Collaborating and decision-making using screens and speakers


Meet Stafford Palmieri— Morrissey Goodale Principal Consultant

Stafford works with and advises AEC firms on strategy and operations, and everything in between. Prior to working with Morrissey Goodale, Stafford led business development operations for the Americas Design Consulting Services (DCS) business of AECOM. In that capacity, she developed and led support for DCS’ sales teams including the development and execution of sales training, strategic marketing analytics, and performance management metrics. She also helped advance the firm’s project management approach, customizing project management training for “seller-doers”, and led a global redesign for its internal Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. At AECOM, Stafford worked with and managed teams remotely in the US and around the globe, and has personally worked partially or completely remote for five years. Earlier in her career, Stafford served as Commissioner of Administration for the State of Louisiana. She was named Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2016 as the youngest Commissioner ever to serve. Prior to her time in Louisiana, Stafford spent two years at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a nonprofit think tank focused on educational excellence. Stafford holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Call Mark Goodale directly at 508.254.3914, or email [email protected] to learn more.