Monday, March 11, 2019

Value Engineering The Project Team

Construction project teams are some of the most diverse groups you can ever work with. From owners, architects, and city councils working through design conception to subcontractors and building supervisors addressing facility management - and through all phases of construction in between - every team member is vital to each project's success. Project teams represent who we are and who we choose to be.

Make no mistake, trust is huge factor to make this work. To ensure trust is a deliverable, every project team member works as diligently as the next to grow themselves, their company's vision, and the project in turn. When project teams learns to value one another, the resulting dynamic are projects that grow and evolve as much as individuals do. Trust may be earned, but it should never be limited.

Being humble is another important aspect in delivering successful projects. When individuals place themselves above others, they negate all of the positive potential that defines the construction process - a process that creates every resource we use, every road we travel, and every structure we live, work, and play in. Construction project teams don't just build; they are a representation of our communities.

Like all organized efforts, construction project teams work to create innovative solutions through a process of continuous improvement. Continuous improvement strategies build upon existing work to improve future deliverables. When one part of the team feels empowered, the entire team can sense that empowerment throughout the project life cycle. An empowered project team encourages others to develop continuous improvement exercises, for both the job at hand as well as future developments.

As with every industry and sector working around the globe, project teams have an obligation to assist each other, the project, and continuous improvement processes to deliver successful projects. No matter the role, a project team's success is fully dependent on encouraging diversity and embracing equity in the workplace. Shared equity in work practices is how we value engineer project teams and design a sustainable future.

Originally shared by Stirling Morris here, 

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