Syzygy has been thrilled to be a small part of helping change the face of Denver, teaming with the Denver Public Works employees responsible for bringing FasTracks Commuter Rail into the city. Working closely with the core team tasked with making Commuter Rail a reality in our city, Syzygy has designed and developed a series of workshops and coaching programs to create an environment of collaborative excellence.
Grounded in Appreciative Inquiry principles, the workshops and coaching programs have focused on:
- Creating a strong team environment for this newly formed group of talented and seasoned professionals who work in complex partner environments, with literally thousands of moving parts every day.
- Building an approach to partner collaboration that starts with the individual strengths of each team member.
- Defining a set of guiding principles for Collaborative Excellence, which came to fruition through a series of interviews by the Denver team with RTD and the construction and operational teams. These principles include: Trust, Shared Vision, Respectful Relationships, Negotiate in Good Faith and Positive Communications.
The project will continue throughout the Fall, as we commence with a multi-day workshop summit bringing together several partner entities.
“Syzygy’s focus on the positive aspects of relationships and skills used for collaboration is helping the Denver team working on FasTracks to work productively with other agencies to help bring the largest transit expansion project in the country to reality,” shared team lead, Brian Pinkerton who serves as the City of Denver liaison to RTD/FasTracks.
If you’re interested in bringing stronger positive collaboration to your complex work environments, give me a call at 303.670.7244 and we’ll custom design a program to meet your needs!