The Importance Of Communication And Its Effect On Communication

1865 Words Jul 30th, 2015 8 Pages
As in any other discipline of business the importance of communication cannot be overemphasized in managing projects. Statistics show that seventy four percent of projects are unsuccessful. One of the many factors that contribute to the failure of these projects is poor or insufficient communication. By taking a closer look at the three main phases of projects - initiation, execution and closedown we can try to determine the role and impact of communication during each phase.
Project Communications Management:
Communications management is the systematic planning, implementing, monitoring, and revision of all the channels of communication within an organization, and between organizations; it also includes the organization and dissemination of new communication directives connected with an organization, network, or communications technology. Aspects of communications management include developing corporate communication strategies, designing internal and external communications directives, and managing the flow of information, including online communication.
As listed by Kerzner:
Typical literary definitions of effective communications include:
• An exchange of information
• An act or instance of transmitting information
• A verbal or written message
• A technique for expressing ideas effectively
• A process by which meanings are exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols.
Effective communication creates a bridge between diverse stakeholders…
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