If your project does not have a good enough Communications Plan, people won’t know as much as they want to know.
And, if your project fails to keep communication ahead of events then, in the absence of real information, people will fill the vacuum with rumor. When they find out what is going on through rumor and gossip, they start to lose confidence. They feel as if nobody is in control.
Because rumor loves exaggeration and gossip loves alarm. So, the information people get from uninformed sources is always more scary than reality.
In people’s minds: change plus uncertainty equals conspiracy. Ironically, this is what Kennedy said about this:
“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth – persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.”John F Kennedy
I hope so.
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In this video, I’ll take you through what goes into the two most common formats for a Project Communications Plan.
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Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.
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