DIVISION OF OPERATIONS

"It's not the Contractor versus KDOT, It's not KDOT versus the Contractor - it's the Contractor AND KDOT versus the Project."

- Mike Crow
WHAT IS PARTNERING?

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Simply stated, partnering means working TOGETHER instead of against each other. More precisely, partnering can best be described as a managerial philosophy that attempts to improve construction project development, deployment, and management through good old-fashioned teamwork among all parties involved.

PARTNERING IS:

A process for relationship building

Each party understanding each other's obligations

Maintaining an attitude of goodwill and trust

Working together without being adversaries

A commitment to open and honest relationships

Going out of your way to look at issues from the other party's point of view

A commitment to performance

A means to create cost efficiency

A commitment to cooperate and communicate

Sharing risks

A win-win attitude

PARTNERING IS NOT:

An adversarial attitude

Where dollars control the issues and situation

Relief from the specifications

Control and command

Giving in for the sake of moving on

A cure-all

Seeking out and taking advantage of the other part's weakness

An excuse for poor performance

Score keeping

Win-win if quality is allowed to suffer

Easy