Our consulting practice is built around a combination of exceptional technical knowledge and collaboration. Our buildings science and engineering staff provide valuable technical consulting on virtually anything that uses energy. What often makes our consulting effective and unique is our ability to engage stakeholders throughout the process. We understand that our customers’ ability to achieve their goals often relies on the participation of multiple individuals and organizations. We’ve honed our facilitative and collaborative skills so that we provide technical consulting that engages those impacted by new initiatives in a manner promoting collaboration and buy in.
Our consulting is built on a model of collaboration with our customer and, if needed, their key stakeholders. The system we use is based on The Collaborative Operating System (www.thecos.org). This system thinking emphasizes building a shared understanding between our consultants and our customer and then jointly defining a path forward. Every customer’s situation and needs are unique.
We have found that adopting a win-win orientation leads to more ownership and alignment in a group, which in turn equals more trust. By achieving trust with a project team or group, we create a foundation to have effective collaboration. Keep in mind that the content of an opportunity is the “what”, inversely the process is the “how”. In order to collaborate, you need ownership and alignment around both.