Our projects are normally a collaborative activity and only by pooling the knowledge and experience of many people can buildings meet today’s let alone tomorrow’s needs. However, simply bringing people together, does not necessarily ensure they will function effectively as a team. Effective teamwork does not occur automatically and that’s why we have a framework to make sure you get the benefit of collaborative working - at no extra cost.
In order to work effectively, a team needs to have a clear vision of what it wants to achieve. This must be one that motivates and inspires team members giving them a future they feel is worth striving for. If a team is set an unattainable goal, it can have a de-motivating effect.
Teams are more motivated to deliver a vision that they themselves have had input in developing. When team members know that they have made a real contribution to the overall vision, they will work harder and smarter to achieve it. Shared aims help to create a sense of common purpose and ownership and promote team identity.