6 Perspectives on Collaboration– a Be2Camp event

6 Perspectives on Collaboration– a Be2Camp event

A pan discipline event about collaboration is probably one of the best ways to interrogate the subject. What may be an issue for one discipline may have been solved by others or at least considered from a different perspective. With an audience ranging from academics, project teams, community engagement experts and social media gurus, the Be2Camp Oxon event on Tuesday 13th October discussed collaboration from six perspectives. Be2Camp events exist to bridge the gap between new web technologies and ideas and the construction industry.  Collaboration all served up with cake, Lego and a Play-doh building competition. As technology becomes more divisive and people more disparate, organisations like Streets Re-imagined founded by Fin McNab work within neighbourhoods to generate community spirit, needed for social cohesion. 71% of adults played outside when they were children compared to just 21% of children today. Effects of @FinMcNab‘s projects – reduced traffic speed and volume, increased sense of safety amongst residents #be2campoxon — Su Butcher (@SuButcher) October 13, 2015 Po Yung from Clarkson Alliance shared the people focused management techniques used in-house to create more consistent project success. The focus of the talk was how engaging teams is possible through understanding how people are fundamentally motivated. As people are the ones delivering projects, it should be a priority to improve relationships to encourage the best results for clients. ‘People is what matters’ to achieving project success – understanding emotion and thinking – very interesting talk by @poyung #be2campoxon — Finlay McNab (@FinMcNab) October 13, 2015 Jen Forakis from Hoop Architecture explored the barriers to true collaboration in architectural practices. More traditional views stifle joint...
Focus on people management for better collaboration at Be2camp Oxon event

Focus on people management for better collaboration at Be2camp Oxon event

As project managers, clients expect us to deliver under time, cost and quality constraints. Around 5 years ago, Clarkson Alliance decided to look at how we could affect those factors and encourage the successful delivery of projects, realising that process alone can’t secure certainty of outcome. More often than not, people are the most unpredictable element of a project with many external influences affecting their priorities. Our objective has been to delve into how we can work with individuals and attain engagement on the projects we collaborate on. Collaboration is the focus of the Be2Camp event in Didcot, Oxfordshire on Tuesday 13th October. Po Yung from Clarkson Alliance will be discussing how we work with project teams and engender a collaborative approach. The annual Be2Camp event explores web technologies and new ideas entering the built environment. Come along if you are interested in understanding how to manage projects from a people perspective. Other topics explored include collaborative working, how to collaborate with the public, and how psychological and behavioural aspects affect the design process. For more details and to book http://ow.ly/T86Yh  ...