Communication Skills

Communication Skills Lacking? Improve Them!

As you know it is required to communicate clearly, and frequently to get the job done. In the field of project management ignoring or putting aside a simple answer could compound the problem and make the job more daunting then it has to be.

As a leader, your team looks to you to make sure that things are getting done. You have to remind your staff and clients of the bigger picture in this instance, and let them understand that the goal that need to be met. Give lessons so to speak on the vision you have, the mission you want to obtain and the key values you want your team to remember. They will find ways to work with you, and you will have communicated directly what it was that they needed to know.

The communications aspect of a project manager should always include a relationship that is based on trust and of course mutual respect. The most important aspects of a leader is getting the team to trust you. The team has to know that you are in charge and ready to get that task performed with their help. You have to remember that the team will not do well unless they trust that you will be honest with them. It’s always important to suggest ways to communicate as a team, and to give advice. Respect others in your team, and they will respect you.

When team members come to you with any questions or suggestions alway listen. Then once you have figured out what they are trying to say, consider ginning them feedback, and do it for everything. Mangers make the mistake of waiting for the project to be completed before they give any feedback.

If feedback is always given to team members then they too will be adept at making sure that the team is performing like they need to be. Recognize that your team is stressed. Motivate them by small things and actively listen it’s what most management consists of.  These skills will help you to communicate to your team, to clients’ and to any others that are involved in your company or. People like to feel like they are valued and value comes from consistent feedback. It’s simple and easy, but not overly complicated. We know that project management requires daily learning time, listen to your team and understand what they want during your next “learning time” segment.