When working on a team project, create a checklist that specifies communication tasks.

As projects grow more complex, there is more room for things to go wrong. Sometimes, having a normal checklist will not be enough, however, a communication checklist that ensures each member of the team is communicating their expertise with the other members will help avert most problems.


  1. Identify everything that the members of your team need to discuss with one another throughout the duration of the project.
    For example, if you are in construction and working on a new building, one communication task could be that the contractors, installers and elevator engineers have to review the condition of the elevator cars by the end of the month and ensure they are functioning properly.

  2. Include a deadline for each communication task.
    Each communication task will be necessary for the project to proceed in a smooth and timely fashion, therefore, deadlines must be strictly followed.


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