Our VIRTUAL CONSTRUCTION PARTNERING ADVANTAGE will help your team effectively collaborate to mitigate project challenges and achieve success even when they cannot meet in person.
One of the biggest hurdles Construction Partnering companies overcame during the pandemic was finding a way to conduct Partnering sessions with project teams when it wasn’t safe to meet in person. Cloud-based video communication technology and computer equipment mitigated this challenge, and a new era of Virtual Partnering was born.
The point of Partnering is bringing people together to create a sum greater than the parts. We’ve proven that Virtual Partnering achieves this purpose and is one pandemic-inspired innovation that is here to stay.
While in-person meetings are still the best approach for tough conversations and kick-off partnering sessions, not every partnering meeting needs to be held with all stakeholders in the same location. For the project teams we facilitate, Velo Group partnering facilitators offer a mix of virtual and in-person gatherings, allowing the team to decide which format fits their needs best.
Advantages of Virtual Partnering
Virtual Partnering saves time and money.
Due to a variety of reasons, it’s not unusual to have people from more than four different time zones in one partnering session. Not having to plan or pay for flights, hotel rooms, the venue, refreshments and other accoutrements needed for an in-person meeting reduces costs and saves time.
Virtual Partnering can increase meeting attendance.
Virtual Partnering accommodates the schedules of a busy and mobile construction workforce because the workshops and meetings can be attended from anywhere. This makes it easier than ever before for more project team members to participate. In fact, we’ve seen a 25% increase in meeting attendance when holding virtual meetings.
Virtual Partnering is easy.
Access to Wi-Fi and a computer or mobile device with a camera is all a project team member needs to attend a Virtual Partnering Session. This is a common technology most project team members already possess.
Virtual Partnering Works!
VELO Group has conducted more than 200 Virtual Partnering Sessions and kicked off billion-dollar programs and projects using this approach. Based on the monthly partnering surveys we conduct, and the goals achieved by these collaborative teams, projects utilizing Virtual Partnering achieves impressive results.