Key Elements of Partnering
At PCE, we know we can achieve the utmost potential of the project when
the right people are enrolled early. We want the top management of the organization
to embrace partnering concepts and help champion the cause to bring everyone onboard.
PCE brings an outside facilitator to help guide workshops
between the owners and PCE's principals. Meeting at a neutral site, key decision makers
and participants are given the opportunity to have focused, undisrupted communication
to produce a mutually agreed-upon mission statement that organizes everyone's
objectives for the project.
Construction projects often bring people of widely diverse
backgrounds together for months of intense work and stress. By learning about the
individuals behind the work, everyone involved can more easily avoid adversarial
attitudes and instead pursue the appropriate communication.
Conflicts are inevitable in any endeavor. PCE's partnering process
specifies the steps we take in elevating issues to the appropriate level of
management-saving time, money and preserving our working relationship.
Evaluation and Action:
"Plan your work and work your plan." This is central to the
partnering process. Evaluation and documentation keep the goals up front and assess
progress in relation to those goals. This ensures that the relationships and
team-oriented attitudes created in the workshop are not lost.
PCE's partnering process includes planning for formal and informal
recognition at every step of the project. PCE holds an open house or recognizes the
project team to keep everyone motivated to excel. The work stays fun and rewarding,
the way it should be.
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