Everyone enjoys hearing those words on the first day with a new team. It doesn’t matter if it is a work team, a volunteer team, or a social team. It’s nice to be welcomed. But—then what? What comes after the welcoming reception with coffee and donuts? What does the newcomer do after receiving the welcome email from the company CEO, Sponsor, Team Leader, Committee Chair, or Hiring Manager?
Why are you avoiding a difficult conversation? Because you don’t want to deal with the truth? Because you don’t want to deal with an awkward conversation? Take heed from this raccoon story—avoidance only allows the problem to get worse.
Tired of hearing about poor communication? Try working at it every day!
In their 2018 Pulse of the Profession, PMI reported that 9.9% of every dollar spent on projects is wasted due to poor project performance. That equates to $99 million for every $1 billion invested globally. And what does PMI list among the top 5 reasons for project failure for a second year running? Communication.