According to the Project Management Institute, poor communication is responsible for the failure of one in five projects. As a project manager, it is important to take steps to ensure effective communication is established with your tank manufacturer. Here are five simple ways to improve communication and ensure the successful completion of your project.
Establish Effective Communication Channels
It’s essential that you identify the key personnel responsible for your project and focus on setting up effective communication with them. The ideal time to do this is before the deal is confirmed because the tank manufacturer will be more amenable to the formation of a project team that meets the needs of both parties.
As most project managers know, it is never wise to assume anything in regards to the project. Be as detailed as possible with your tank manufacturer and address any possible pitfalls that may arise. Putting together an action plan helps minimize problems that may arise down the road.
Keep It Simple
While it’s essential to be proactive, don’t bombard your tank manufacturer with continual requests for information as this will distract from the work in hand. Keep communications simple and to the point.
Communication is more than just words: it’s also the provision of information that enables all parties to know what is going on.