Let’s begin our journey with a well-known story from the Bible. Legend has it that there was a famous Babylon tower built by the people who wanted to reach the heavens. In order to stop them, however, God made up several different languages and bestowed them upon the people, so that they could not understand each other, and the project, of course, failed.
This is an excellent metaphor, as well as a beautiful picture that captures the challenges that we face on a daily basis as Project Managers. If we do not have good communication and understanding of our team members or our stakeholders, or generally about the world around us, for that matter, we are unlikely to succeed and accomplish our project goals.
Communication and understanding of others and their cultures is the crucial point to have under control if we want to have our project successfully delivered. And we all want that.
Therefore, if the communication and understanding of our team members is on a high level, if we understand their intentions and points of view, in the majority of cases, we will deliver a certain project successfully.
Now, let’s analyze some of the best practices for communicating in the best possible way.