Simple Strategies for Effective Office Communication

Don’t be so attached to your desk and for heavens’ sake get up out of your seat. I have had the benefit of working in a small multidisciplinary engineering office of where this is the best advice I can give for communicating quickly and effectively. James Weidmann offers some very simple tips on the lost art of face-to-face communication.

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Stakeholder Management - Pushing Their Own Wheelbarrow (A follow-on to the Dummy Spit Model)

“Having conducted a number of workshops, both the authors have noted that there is always a participant that is pushing their own agenda regarding something that they would like to attach to your project.  It is worthwhile listening to what they are attempting to attach to your project and quickly make a decision if it is “in” or “out” of the scope of your project.  Making this decision early in the workshop prevents scope creep and the workshop and project from being derailed.  It also leads to another model the authors have found in workshops called “Pushing their own wheelbarrow” - here is that article.




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