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Why is communication so important?

Good communication is essential in any workplace. In construction, it’s critical for the safety of contractors and the correct completion of the project.  Poor communication commonly results in misunderstandings and delays, while effective communication keeps projects running smoothly. Unfortunately, many projects run without communication oversight, leading to missed messages and miscommunication. Poor communication and the uncertainty it causes leads to stress for employees. A 2019 study revealed that 80% of the US workforce feels stressed because of ineffective company communication. This could spell disaster for companies in an industry already suffering from a talent shortage.

Additionally, improving communication can cut down risks and minimize errors. New technology provides streamlined communication in the field and better correspondence between contractors and property owners and stakeholders.

Take a look at the benefits of improving communication.

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Improved Safety

Construction sites are understandably busy and loud with many operations taking place at one time. Loud machines and equipment can create a poor environment for communication. Furthermore, a considerable amount of communication in construction takes place off-site. When a clear line of communication is established that outlines points of contact as well as a standardized platform for communication, messages are received by all employees as intended. The result is safety requirements and procedures that are made clear to all workers on-site.

Decreased Turnover

The Great Resignation has employees in all industries quitting their jobs at record rates. While there are many reasons employees are unhappy with their jobs, poor communication is the driver in many workplace stress situations. In fact, 60% of employees feel unhappy in their jobs because of ineffective communication at work, and 63% are considering quitting as a result of poor communication.

Subcontractors are some of the most important individuals completing day-to-day work on construction projects, but general contractors often fail to maintain ongoing relationships with subs. With a centralized direct line of communication, you can effectively review and track past payments and job progress to analyze how efficient and cooperative your subcontractors were. These capabilities allow you to generate ongoing relationships for a more productive and reliable company that wins more bids.

Increased Productivity

Most large construction projects utilize the work of multiple teams of subcontractors that work in conjunction with one another. Jobs are completed on a tight schedule that depends on one segment of the project to be completed before another can begin. Outdated and misplaced information can lead to miscommunication between stakeholders, contractors, and subcontractors. Without a standardized form of communication, teams can be left out of the loop when delays or change orders occur, leading to wasted time and rework.  By using a single platform, all information can be updated and received by every team involved with the project, eliminating wasted time due to miscommunication.

Subcontractors are some of the most important individuals completing day-to-day work on construction projects, but general contractors often fail to maintain ongoing relationships with subs. With a centralized direct line of communication, you can effectively review and track past payments and job progress to analyze how efficient and cooperative your subcontractors were. These capabilities allow you to generate ongoing relationships for a more productive and reliable company that wins more bids.

Better Informed Stakeholders

Most large construction projects utilize the work of multiple teams of subcontractors that work in conjunction with one another. Jobs are completed on a tight schedule that depends on one segment of the project to be completed before another can begin. Outdated and misplaced information can lead to miscommunication between stakeholders, contractors, and subcontractors. Without a standardized form of communication, teams can be left out of the loop when delays or change orders occur, leading to wasted time and rework.  By using a single platform, all information can be updated and received by every team involved with the project, eliminating wasted time due to miscommunication.

What's the takeaway?

Subcontractors are some of the most important individuals completing day-to-day work on construction projects, but general contractors often fail to maintain ongoing relationships with subs. With a centralized direct line of communication, you can effectively review and track past payments and job progress to analyze how efficient and cooperative your subcontractors were. These capabilities allow you to generate ongoing relationships for a more productive and reliable company that wins more bids.

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