McGill Values Teamwork

How Cross Collaboration Benefits our Firm and the Communities we Serve

McGill has offices in Asheville, Hickory, Raleigh, Pinehurst, and Shallotte, North Carolina; Knoxville, Tennessee; Roanoke and Williamsburg, Virginia. While our skilled team may be spread across eight different office locations, we work as one to achieve our shared vision of improving the lives of our clients throughout this vibrant and diverse region.

Cross-functional collaboration occurs when different teams within an organization work together toward a common objective. Workplaces where employees are encouraged to share ideas and information tend to be more positive and productive as a whole.

At McGill, we believe that when you put together groups of people who are different from one another in terms of their education, experience, and point of view, you open the door to greater opportunities for innovation.

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Angie Alley, SPHR

McGill Director of Human Resources Angie Alley said, “We work in teams across offices, which is really important because that gives us the opportunity to support one another individually, professionally, and collectively.”


Since our staff participates in initiatives that span land planning and recreation, consulting, and a range of engineering services, in a collaborative effort across various projects, they have the opportunity to learn from each other and share their existing abilities while simultaneously gaining access to new ones.

On one hand, we urge our more senior professionals to keep an open mind and be inspired by the fresh ideas from our new employees, and on the other hand, we like to set up our new hires for success by partnering them with people who have been in the field for a long time and can teach them valuable skills and lessons.

“We want to build a culture where knowledge is shared, so that the next generation is equipped to take on the challenges of the future,” said Angie.


Regular, firm-wide collaboration ensures that our team members are on the same page. Individual discipline goals can be better aligned with the organization’s overarching objectives when everyone knows who is working on what, why, and when. Because of this, they can prioritize tasks in a way that helps them achieve those shared objectives.


McGill has many policies and traditions in place that encourage team members across all offices to form strong professional relationships with each other, including encouraging employees to visit other offices, having all-staff virtual and in-person events, and placing a high value on maintaining a friendly and welcoming work environment.

Just as we are stewards of promoting opportunities for relationship building in the communities we serve and with our clients, we hold those same values close when it comes to our colleagues as well.

“Our culture is built on relationships. We really value relationships both internally and externally. We take pride in our work, and we take care of each other,” explained Angie. “And we encourage each other to do our best every day.”


Click here for more information on McGill’s benefits that promote and encourage teamwork and send an email to if you’d like to learn more about why working at McGill could be a good fit for you.

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