chapter  5
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Partnerships and resources

Partnering In recent years business, technologies and economies have developed in such a way that organizations recognize the increasing needs to establish mutually beneficial relationships with other organizations, often called ‘partners’. The philosophies behind the various TQM and Excellence models support the establishment of partnerships and lay down principles and guidelines for them. This is particularly important in construction where because of the cost focused mindset, organizations within the supply chain are often out of alignment. This creates situations in which parties that rely on each other for services have inconsistent objectives.