Construction (VDC) Planning
Process Development and Implementation
Hardware / Software Standards Development
Specifying and Fulfilling Owner Requirements
Project VDC Execution Planning
Design Work Planning
Collaboration and Consensus-Building Workshop
IPD Project Setup
AECPE and Global Genesis bring together a unique combination of design/construction experience and global leadership development to facilitate an interactive, practical, two-day workshop that will give your team the skills and tools it needs to collaborate effectively and exceed client expectations.
Collaboration can best be summarized as a process where teams combine differing ideas to come up with a solution that is better than any of the original ideas. Most if not all innovation has happened because someone combined ideas in a new way or looked at something from a new point of view.
The most fertile ground for innovation is a team that includes a broad spectrum of viewpoints and knowledge sets, but teams like this can also be the hardest to keep focused and driving toward a common goal. This broad spectrum provides a lot of differing ideas and perspectives, but it also often generates a lot of friction, confrontation, and gridlock.
There is a simple reason for this. We’re born with a hard wired instinct to see ideas that differ from our own as threats, and when we encounter such an idea we tend to automatically slip into a defensive mode that literally bypasses the parts of the brain that perform higher reasoning. This response often happens without our realizing it, but we can learn to manage, control, and mitigate it.
Collaboration is often thought to be a personality trait or talent certain people are born with and the rest of us aren’t. In the worlds of business management, negotiation, neuroscience, and psychology, though, there is a lot of science being done around collaboration, and this science has produced a body of specific tools - tested, documented, learnable skills for listening, thinking, and talking that enable interdisciplinary teams to integrate their knowledge and produce results better than any of the members could on their own.
Participants will come away from the workshop equipped with tools that will enable them to help interdisciplinary teams to produce innovative results efficiently and effectively.
By the end of the two-day workshop, participants will be able to:
The collaborative intention and skills must be maintained. We monitor teams for best practices and for any decrease in collaboration effectiveness. We design half-day refresher workshops individually to address the specific issues that are identified. Initially these workshops should be held quarterly, but depending on the effectiveness of the team the frequency may be reduced to half-yearly as the project progresses.