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I’m always impressed by what people are able to accomplish when they work together in the face of a disaster. But even ordinary situations can be opportunities to create a positive outcome through collaboration. Take the five surveyors from different firms and varied backgrounds who traveled to west central Africa--despite challenges such as high temperatures making their equipment malfunction and the project scope creeping to become much larger than anticipated, they laid the framework in a matter of weeks for the region’s children to have a better future through higher education.
And as Matthew W. Loessin, RPLS, president of Frank Surveying Co. Inc. points out in “Success Within Bounds”, establishing partnerships and strategic alliances with other professionals and firms can strengthen a company’s service offerings and enable the team to achieve much more than a single firm could accomplish alone.
Whether your firm is looking to become more involved in GIS, get a foot in the door on laser scanning or get involved in a project for the greater good of others, reaching out to other professionals and firms can be a good way to generate new ideas and create a reliable go-to network when you hit an unexpected challenge.
Does your firm have a collaboration success story that you’d like to share? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you.
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