This is a topic that needs to be addressed in both the academic world and the corporate world. We our favorite form of communication and tend to use that most of the time. It is important that we are aware of our stakeholder’s communication preference and make sure we honor their communication preference. As I read the message, I tended to put meaning behind the text, I found myself reading between the lines. This is something that Dr. Stolovitch discusses in his video (Laureate Education; n.d.). The PM or ID should be aware of the communication preferences of the stakeholder (Laureate Education; n.d.). When communicating through email it is important to be concise.
Voicemail messages are another form of communication. It seems a bit more personal. Again our history with voicemails will dictate how we react to voicemails. I will say there was a sense of urgency in her voice. I almost felt there was a bit of accusation as to the missing report. It is hard to know how she was feeling truthfully because we could not see her body language.
Finally, face-to-face communication is the most effective communication (Laureate Education; n.d.). While the message was being delivered we could see and hear the message that was being delivered. This leaves little for our imagination to fill in the blanks. Dr. Stolovitch stated that it is fine to have some communication through email and voicemail but it is very important to have face-to-face meetings interspersed throughout (Laureate Education; n.d.). I for one prefer to have these types of meetings so I can have a better understanding of the audience’s reaction to the information being delivered.
Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (n.d.). Communicating with stakeholders [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu