Development Cooperation Handbook/Guidelines/How team members can improve overall project communication

Swiss sknife.png

How team members can improve overall project communication

Awareness

  • Base communication strategies on stakeholder needs and feedback.
  • Ensure that communication is shared in a timely manner.

Content

  • Advocate open, honest, face-to-face, two-way communication.
  • Create an environment where project team members and other stakeholders can constructively challenge behavior and ideas.

Context

  • Remember that communication is two-way. Listen as well as deliver the message.
  • Involve senior management when appropriate.

Communication flow

  • Coordinate communication with project milestone events, activities, and results.
  • Include key stakeholders in developing an interest-based conflict management process.

Effectiveness

  • Conduct regular assessments of the communication plan and process.
  • Communication must focus on the beneficiary.

Format and media

  • Take advantage of existing communication vehicles and opportunities.
  • The project team has a variety of methods to share information.


ToolsEdit

TemplatesEdit

  Applicant employee evaluation form
  Staff Activity Forecast and Report
  Interpersonal skill assessment
  Employee Performance Review – Peer Review
  Performance appraisal forms

GuidelinesEdit

  Key Questions for Establishing the Team Organization
  How to reach an agreement on the Employee Performance Objectives
  How to manage motivated and effective teams
  How to recognize if Team Building is successful
  How to check the level of togetherness in a team
  Measures to make teams more performing
  The 5 steps of team creation
  Checklist for Identifying Performance Problems

  Why do organisations need to plan and manage their communication?
  Measures to make teams more performing
  Required characteristics of the project manager
  The 10 Project Management Guiding Principles

See alsoEdit

In other sections of this handbook
  The employee empowering organization
  Manage the Performance of Project Team Members
  Team Conflict Management
  Decision Making in Groups
  Leading and Managing
  Team Conflict Management
  Decision Making in Groups
  Project Managers and programme Managers
  Determining the project manager