When it comes to managing construction projects, communication is vital to project success and completion. Poor communication is one of the top reasons construction projects fail. In fact, it’s the reason one-third of the time, according to the Project Management Institute (PMI). From miscommunication to failing to communicate, poor communication is detrimental to any project, even if it succeeds in the end.
Look at it this way: of the projects with minimally effective communication, just 37% of those are done on time, 48% are completed within budget, and 52% meet their original goals. That’s opposed to projects with highly effective communication– 71% of which finish on time, 76% are completed within budget, and 80% meet their original goals.
These statistics prove that clear and proper communication is vital for a construction project to have the best possible outcome. In this article, we’ll discuss what happens onsite with lousy communication. Besides that, we’ll give some tips on improving onsite communication and avoiding communication-related problems.