If you don't think that our society is experiencing a communication overload, you really are living under a rock. We can (over-) share every aspect of our lives in real time via social media. We can record all of the ups and downs of our personal sagas through blogs. We can call or text anyone at any time. And the communication avalanche doesn't exist just in our personal lives.
Indeed, this technology has provided us with an increasing number of ways to share information in the business world. Today, it's a lot easier to get in touch with coworkers and ask them for information whenever and wherever you need it. And you can share every detail of your current project with your boss just by clicking "send."
We're much better off than we were 20 years ago, right? Well, maybe not. Innovations in communication sometimes make it more difficult to get the point across and too often the point of the communication gets lost in the shuffle with an excess of information. As OfficeMax Cofounder, former CEO, and serial entrepreneur, my name is Michael Feuer (pronounced "Foyer") and I wish to share with you seven communication strategies for your project organization. These strategies, that I have learned through personal experience, are designed to make sure that your communications are clear and to the point.
But first some further explanation.