Project Management

Project Management Central

Please login or join to subscribe to this thread

Do you agree that weak communication among teammate usually leads to failure?
By definition the answer should be no, but from real life observation it seems yes.
Sort By:
Page: 1 2 next>
Lack of appropriate communication is certainly the #1 root cause for project challenges and failures.

It can be within the project team, but also between the team and outside stakeholders, sponsors, product owners, users, regulators, even public.
One of the responsibilities of a project manager is to translate between stakeholders, so that they share a common perspective.

Many conflicts and problems vanish if the information is shared, different cultures have different perspectives and expectations which everyone should be aware of. A change management principle says you cannot overcommunicate. And so on.

#10 of the leadership tasks of a project manager in the new exam content outline states: 'build shared understanding'.
Hi ,
Yes, I agree with weak communication among teammate usually leads to failure.
Teams that fail to communicate effectively wind up wasting time and energy doing busy work and other work that is not required because of a lack of understanding of what needs to be done. These team members also misunderstand each other and their personalities. This often leads to conflict within the group and a lack of trust between group members.

In other hand, Teams that communicate complete projects in a quicker and more efficient amount of time than others. They also are more accurate in their work than others. Effective communication also allows team members to understand their roles and the roles of everyone else on the team.
Yes. If the communication is weak than it can be a source of problems for the project. Communication should be encouraged. I think over-communicate is not an issue but the opposite is.
It may not cause the problem to fail in the long run, but it will cause issues along the way. My reason for this is because I have a person on the project team who never provides updates, or let's people know when things are ready. This leads me to constant follow ups with him and his manager which causes frustration with myself and the team. We have not had a project fail in the eyes of management or the sponsor, but that is because the others on the team, including myself, know this risk and how to manage it.
Yes, communication is crucial.
In project management as in any other domain whatsoever; the lack of communication between members of a given community which shares a same goal leads to misunderstanding, often feud or animosity.Then, the only outcome would be collapse and fiasco.
Not at all. What you need to understand is the way each people communicate with others and work on it. When you see some people actitude you can fall in the trap that they are not communicating with others.
If you do have to chase someone several times to provide you an update or a deliverable, this time adds up as an internal cost. Does the project fail? Maybe not at the time, but then look at the amount of effort it took other team members to get it over the line and work around the poor team communicator(s).
It makes a lot of trouble for sure. Of course, it may lead to failure.
Technically, no. Miscommunication should be flagged as a project issue and promptly resolved. If that's the case, your project will not fail.
Page: 1 2 next>  

Please login or join to reply

Content ID:

I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso.

- Rita Rudner