Why should you have a good communication plan? What benefits?

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  1. Merci

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    How important is it for the project manager to develop a good communication plan? Discuss the benefits to the team as well as to the project. Also tell me how to establish good communication between team members.
     
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  2. Nayla Holiday

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    Clear communication is essential as it helps to keep all team members in the loop. When an employee knows what is going on, she feels confidence in doing her job. An informed employee/team member will feel confident in taking action, knowing she has all the information needed to perform her job.
     
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  3. Russel Manuel

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    Being able to communicate with all stakeholders involved is essential or else the project is likely to fail. You must be able to have access to the stakeholders to determine their wants and needs from the project so the end result can be achieved.
     
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  4. Nennisi Egil

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    A good communication plan keeps all team members on the same page. When there are procedures in place such as when you enact a communication plan, you will have an established way of keeping everyone informed.
     
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  5. Bernhard Shem

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    Communications is also important for keeping the stakeholders properly informed of the events going on in the project. Without good communications, and a plan that lays out how to do this, the stakeholder may assume there is no progress being made on their project and become disheartened or try to cancel support.
     
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  6. Sanford Sacheverrel

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    Here are the key elements of your communication plan:

    • Communication objectives or what you hope to gain
    • Defined audience, who are you targeting your message at? Identify stakeholders and all relevant parties that should stay informed during life of project
    • Core content of all communications
    • Typical method for communications and frequency of communications.
    Once you have defined these aspects, you will have the basis of a good communication plan.
     
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  7. Charley Dean

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    Communications can take many forms in a project, including reports and even emails. So it's good to understand what type of communication is required for each person on the team and involved in project, especially stakeholders, who might appreciate a casual update (via email) or something more formalized such as written report for later reference. You should know all this going into the project.
     
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  8. Carson

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    How important is communicaton? How else would you tell your project team members what to do or relay updates to stakeholders, without communication? The communication plan just ensures that timely updates are delivered when needed so that all are kept in the loop.
     
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