Engineers are From Mars, Utilities are From Venus: Building Better Relationships Between Utilities and Their Engineering Partners

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Building effective relationships between utility companies and the engineering firms that support them can be one of the best ways to ensure that both of you are successful over time. If you're wondering how this is done, many parallels can be found between relationship advice for couples by people like Dr. Phil and the developing relationship between utilities and engineering firms. Following advice you already know about personal relationships can help you get an edge in your professional life as well

Keywords: Relationships; business partnerships; cost-effective operations

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864710798286867

Publication date: January 1, 2010

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