Working as Part of a Team
Creative ideas can come from many directions. We believe in close collaboration and work with our clients to form close-knit multi-stakeholder project teams. Gyroscope solicits input through a series of brainstorming sessions, design charettes, workshops and informal sessions with staff, board and advisory groups. Gyroscope routinely works with experts, scientists and advisors to guide the team through the development of the visitor experience.
We meet regularly during all phases of the project to make presentations, revise ideas, and to report progress. After each workshop or planning meeting, Gyroscope produces written documents, drawings, models and artwork as appropriate to reflect what we heard and to serve as the basis for further discussion. At the end of each major phase, Gyroscope produces documents for formal review and approval.
- One-on-One interviews with community leaders and project stakeholders enable us to develop a broad understanding of the context of the project, identify opportunities and challenges, while at the same time opening a channel of communication and, in some cases, initiating an important relationship.
- Group meetings are particularly important during the early stages of the project when multi-day workshops can bring all key members together to identify the big questions and ambitions.
- Weekly on-line progress meetings streamline decision-making and the schedule. This process is inherently flexible as it allows us to meet as often as necessary, with as many people as needed.
- Social networking sites allow all team members to participate in an on-going dialog about key issues and also serve to archive key documents for easy access by all. In addition to increasing the transparency of the process, this enables extended conversations with Advisors who want to make a more substantial contribution.
- Written communications are another technique that Gyroscope uses. Through e-mail, meeting notes, RFI’s, supplemental drawings and formal submittals, key documents are circulated to all members of the team.