The Charrette Way shows us how to break down single-interest silos and work together efficiently, avoiding the syndrome of endless series of meetings. Charrettes bring together experts and stakeholders to work collectively and single-pointedly to create a design solution. Silos crumble as shared learning occurs and disparate viewpoints collaborate on a design problem.
The Charrette Way views conflict as an opportunity to transform perceptions and positions. Designers recognize that innovative solutions are often fueled by what may appear at first to be confusion, conflict, or chaos. Inclusion and listening are the first steps toward recognizing when conflict actually represents an opportunity.
The Charrette Way teaches us how to work. It teaches us about time compression, collaboration, and cross-functional design, the advantages of studying the details and the whole. We learn that if we involve the right people and the right data early and often, we will reduce rework, and shared vision and understanding will emerge.