Seven Causes of Communication Breakdown - Part I

Seven Causes of Communication Breakdown - Part II

Sue Dyer* 

Poor communication is far and away the most cited reason by project teams for their failures, so by understanding the origins of communication problems you can vastly improve your chances for success.

After asking these questions of 134 project teams, and then working with each team to improve their results, I began to realize that often what the team believes to be a communication issue is actually a symptom of the real problem — or root cause. When a team identifies their problem as one of poor communication, and then works to try and resolve the “poor communication” issue, I found that significant improvement could not be made. Only by understanding the root cause can you effectively work to solve the underlying

Effectively managing project communications – Part I

Latest technology doesn’t mean excellent communication

By Jürgen Oschadleus*

Successful projects require excellent communications. So how can it be possible for a company with the latest technology and a real-time on-line web-based tracking system to still consistently fail to meet projects’ time, cost and quality constraints?

Effectively Managing Project Communications – Part II

Latest technology doesn’t mean excellent communication

Jürgen Oschadleus*

Good communication is possibly the single most important ingredient of successful projects. Yet, as noted in the previous edition, successful project communications are not guaranteed by the existence of a communications management plan or sophisticated communications technology, including GroupWare and Intranets. If left to chance, people tend to either not communicate, or to miscommunicate (innocently or deliberately).

Effectively Managing Project Communications – Part III

Latest technology doesn’t mean excellent communication

Jürgen Oschadleus*

 “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” These playground words of comfort are among the greatest lies, for the pen is mightier than sword. Words can harm, motivate, inspire, change destinies of countries – or of projects. Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King, Abe Lincoln and many other great leaders have recognised this. So do the managers of successful companies and projects.

 

Subscribe to our eNewsletter

 

REPlogo
ProjectPro is a Registered Education Provider (REP) no. 3618 with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and has developed a series of courses for you to undertake at your own pace, place and time.

Part of VBKOM Holdings (Pty) Ltd

VBKOM