Improving Communication at Worksites Can Save Money and it Can Save Lives: Learn 5 Tips to Help
At ECL Software we are dedicated to providing the right tools and services that assist stakeholders in a real estate project work together and communicate. We know how essential it is to ensure that everyone is on the same page – from the jobsite to the job office. Our JDIO portal is a great option for communicating, sharing, and collaborating.
No matter your position as a stakeholder, whether you are a fund distribution company or the lender, our products can help. Improving communication helps you get jobs done on time, on budget and with fewer safety risks. Contact us at 800-625-5972 to find out how we can help, or read on to learn about five communication ideas that can help your company today.
1. Make Sure There is a Clear Chain of Command
To lower the chance of issues on the construction site, make sure everyone knows who is in charge and who they should go to if there is an issue. The last thing you want is for a major issue to pop up and it does not get taken care of because it was not carried correctly up the chain of command.
2. Hand Signals Are Essential
Hand signals help everyone work together flawlessly. Yelling is not practical or efficient in all situations, and it can lead to miscommunications – not to mention issues with local residents or businesses. In the noisy environment of a construction site, it is important to have hand signals that everyone knows. It should not be the primary means of communication but it should be available.
3. Start the Day with a Meeting
At the beginning of each workday, get everyone together to talk about what is on the agenda. This may seem tedious for a project that lasts months or years, but it is essential in ensuring that everyone knows what they should be doing and that nothing is overlooked – or double booked. This meeting could last no longer than a few minutes.
4. Create a Work Environment in Which People Can Speak Up
The old adage “if you see something, say something” only works if you are dealing with people who feel comfortable saying something. Make sure that workers feel comfortable talking to their supervisor. Provide several people they can go to in the event they have an issue with their supervisor.
5. Take Advantage of Products from ECL Software
We strive to provide the best possible products that can help you stay in contact. For example, our software provides role-assigned access to documents. This means that instead of having to give a dozen people access to a single document, you can give access to everyone who has a specific role. This makes it easier and smoother to keep everyone in good communication with each other.