Constructive Collaboration - Overview
In January 2015 Andrew Wright began an initiative that aimed to demonstrate the benefits of collaboration and develop simple solutions to enable teams to integrate more effectively and deliver much better outcomes.
A small team of committed consultants formed a steering group and this rapidly expanded into a group of around 25 like-minded individuals and organisations from across the industry, coordinated by Andrew Wright Associates (AWA).
The initiative looked at a range of successful collaborative projects and assimilated the key issues that made them work so well. To understand and demonstrate how teams behave throughout such a project, we developed a unique three-dimensional social networking model. The model compared behaviour between collaborative projects and 'traditional' projects, and illustrated the impact of different levels of innovation.
in 2016, a series of integration workshops captured and fused the views of the group, which had grown to more than 60 organisations including clients, consultants, constructors, institutes and educators (coordinated by AWA). Much of the initial research and development stage was supported and part-funded by a variety of eminent groups and institutes, with AWA providing the rest of the funding.