The Engineering Career Coach Podcast
The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

TECC 105: How to Be a Successful Communicator from Successful Engineers

March 8, 201669 min
In this episode, my co-host Chris Knutson, PE leads one of the panels from our past Engineering Career Summit on project management and communication and how you can be a successful communicator with your engineering project team. Here are the key points: How is communications important in project management? Setting the right expectations for the project team is essential: clarity of purpose, the scope, roles and responsibilities. The best way to have reliable projects is to aggregate risks. Get to the actual point. Listening is a key factor in gaining clarity and understanding about your engineering projects. Empower each team member to have ownership of their own task and to work in a collaborative space with each other. When do you use the different types of communication mediums (i.e. written, verbal, email, etc.) and does it vary by stakeholders and geography? Hierarchy of effective communications medium: Face-to-face Video teleconferencing (you can see the other person

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