Construction Communication Article:
"Simply put, communication is the adhesive of the construction industry; however, it has also become one of the most complex and challenging aspects." Well Works
Construction is a "people business"; it's a team sport. While most of our measured outputs are frequently physical in the form of structures, a foundational element to every structure is the communication and interaction between the collective individuals and project teams who've decided to invest their skills, knowledge, and energy to design and construct them. Simply put, communication is the adhesive of the construction industry; however, it has also become one of the most complex and challenging aspects.
Our industry's overly ambitious timelines, high-pressure commitments, and stifling skilled labor shortages have caused us to seek more efficient ways to complete our tasks, including communication methods. While our management communication tools can be very efficient, using these tools perpetually as a one-size-fits-all approach decreases the effectiveness and compounds our industries' communication problems. Now more than ever, it is imperative to reinspect the communication tools in our toolbox, reevaluate which tool is best for a specific purpose or task, and bolster the associated skills to implement these tools correctly and effectively....
Read the rest of the article (button below) published in Colorado Construction & Design Magazine's, Fall '23 issue, to learn about the difference between management and leadership communication tools and when to use what is most effective.
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