E03 - Conduct a focused communication
This management activity belongs to the Monthly Closure group. This group of activities are done at the end of each month to close the cycle and prepare us for the next one.
Send a message to all team members telling them about the project achievements during the month and thanking them for their contributions.
It reminds everyone to stay focused on the objectives rather than on isolated specialized activities. When done properly, it helps unify the team.
Having the following in mind will help you avoid the commonest pitfalls:
- Focus on achievements rather than the amount of work done.
- Keep the message clear and avoid corporate talk.
- Keep the message short – preferably just a few lines.
The following principles play a significant role in this management activity: