Over the last five years, Amey and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) have attended and hosted many joint events all aimed at creating an enhanced, collaborative environment by working and learning together for the benefit of our military customers.
In our Regional Prime South East (RPSE) contract, teams have taken this concept one step further by launching a new, collaborative working initiative known as ‘Setting the Conditions for Success’ with the strong theme of ‘delivering great service to our Armed Forces’.
The first phase of the initiative is set to run for six months and will involve employees from each of the eight areas within RPSE with the aim to embed joint working across both organisations so that the sharing of ideas and experience becomes second nature. Each area has been tasked with hosting their own joint collaborative working event with the first one taking place last week at RMA Sandhurst. Facilitated by Richard Castell, Amey’s Operations Relationship Manager, and Michelle Harper, DIO’s Assistant Head, Regional Support Team, attendees took part in activities and assessments that identified good practice along with highlighting areas for development. The session ended with everyone present discussing and endorsing the Joint Behaviours Charter and the principles of the ‘Together’ model.
John Riley, Amey’s Regional Operations Director, South East, said “Both Amey and the DIO share a vision of creating a better lived experience for our military customers and the only way this can be achieved is by working together. This programme of events will provide employees from both businesses with the skills and techniques to assess current levels of collaboration, identify areas for improvement and escalate issues that are identified as barriers to effective collaborative working.”
Chris Colley, DIO Regional Manager South East added “We are committed to making the service we deliver to the customer the best in the UK. Collaborative working is essential if we are to be successful”
Output from the workshops will be reviewed each month by the DIO and Amey Regional Heads and actions will be developed to address those issues that have been escalated.
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