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FACILITATOR’S CORNER

Strategies for Reinforcing a Culture of Partnering

“...reduce the barriers to communication and increase a sense of common purpose.”

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t the beginning of a project, a great deal of energy and effort can go into establishing alignment within the project team at the Partnering kickoff. The kickoff initiative frequently results in a strong sense of collaboration and teamwork. The challenge however, is that as the project moves forward, the project team begins to face the typical challenges associated with a construction project and may fall back into old

patterns of behavior, which may include more adversarial approaches. In addition, the project team also begins to focus on the normal project functions, and may not seek to actively reinforce the collaborative culture established at the kickoff. Many project teams abandon efforts to reinforce partnering altogether, and as a result, fall back into the same adversarial culture that characterizes many projects. 6

Partnering Magazine April–June 2017

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