Communication is paramount in the success of all project work. There will always be a need to work with many groups and individuals when performing teamwork, so it can become important as a project leader to share as much information as possible to keep your team aware of the overall project.
In this video, Bruce Manners, who worked as the NASA Commercial Systems Division Project Executive for Commercial Orbital Transportation Systems (COTS), explains how openness and trust are important components of good communication when dealing with complex partnerships on a project. Watch the video to gain insights on communication from Manners.
One of the topics Manners tackles in the video is how trust needs to be carefully earned and then cultivated during any project relationships. If you falsely represent something, you damage a partner’s ability to put trust in you. Manners points out that mistakes can happen, and as long as you are honest and communicate openly about them, then they should not be a hindrance for any project to succeed.
Communication is something that everyone needs to work on to make a successful project. Keeping these lessons in mind can boost strong and effective communication. Please review the list below for more resources that can help to make your communication a strong point.
NASA Case Studies on Communication
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