Management Bug: Lack of Communication

A MngtBug is a problem, cause or impact in a human manager’s decision which produces an incorrect or unexpected result. Every other week we share a little bit of our knowledge base on social media and our newsletter. This week’s MngtBug is…

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This week’s “Lack of Communication” is such a classic, that it could be a “wild card”!
By definition, “any time one party misunderstands or misconstrues the words or actions of another, it has the potential to create conflict. Poor communication is frustrating in the workplace and can lead to poor performance, lack of teamwork, low morale and reduced profits.” (extracted from

Of all the skills we must develop, communication is not only the most important, but it also leverages all the others. It should be used as a tool to share and involve everyone.

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This MngtBug has been mentioned in relation to a number of MngtFixes such as…

“Process Improvement Initiatives Definition and Implementation”,
“Delegation Poker Implementation”,
“Company Values Elicitation and Definition”,
“Roles and Responsibilities Definition”,
“Know-how Transfer Sessions Implementation”,
“Temporary Employee Rotation”,
“Customer Journey Definition”,
and of course “Regular Team Meetings Implementation”!

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What about you? What do you want more or less of on medium post?
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Eduardo Espinheira is a Consultant, Facilitator, Manager, Public Speaker, Creator of the Management Bugs&Fixes and the Machiavellian PM Stories