The Joint Venture Knowledge Forum (JVKF) was formed to support the process of knowledge building across the four Ryhurst partnership companies.
The forum is chaired by the Ryhurst Operations Director and attendees include the JV company General Managers (GM’s) as well as subject matter experts from within Ryhurst, the Rydon Group of Companies and external specialists where appropriate.
The first agenda item at every JVKF is bringing each other ‘up to date’. It is an opportunity for each of the GM’s to talk about the most recent projects and activities underway within their partnership company.
It also provides a real opportunity for GM’s to share their experience – good or bad – and to support each other when help might be needed.
GM’s are able to share lessons learned, such as the best performance metrics to use, the right methodology for a particular type of project, the most inclusive approach when engaging with the community.
Each of Ryhurst’s Strategic Estate Partnerships (SEP) is different. Each was procured for a different purpose and each with unique aims and objectives.
It is important to recognise that not everything shared or learned is relevant to every SEP. The JVKF is an investment in knowledge management to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the JVs together with driving innovation and retaining knowledge.
Capturing knowledge and lessons learned through the forum helps to deliver better outcomes for the partnering Trust, improves services and processes, and avoids a repeat of mistakes, increases savings opportunities and the delivery of better results.
Seizing knowledge and experience from across the wider Ryhurst network organisations, the challenge for the GM is to assimilate this to the key business drivers of their partnership.
The GMs share a wide range of information and have implemented some of this within their partnership plans, to date this includes: