community magazine CAI community magazine December 2017 - Page 46

By Bruce Wingfield
Business Development Howell Construction Group , Inc . 941-545-8837 bwingfield @ howellconstruction . com

How NOT to have a failure to communicate

“ What we ’ ve got here is a failure to communicate ” is a quotation from the classic 1967 film Cool Hand Luke , spoken by the warden Strother Martin and abridged later by the star , Paul Newman . Communication has always been problematic between even men and women , as detailed by the book Men are from Mars , Women are from Venus . Wars have been started over a misunderstanding due to a lack of communication . Even J . R . Ewing of Dallas fame may have not gotten shot by his sister-in-law if he had communicated better with her .
For condo associations , effective communication is the key to every aspect related to working together in harmony , especially during a construction project . Without proper communication , the late-night phone calls are surely going to occur . When things get ugly it may not be your fault , but trying to convey information in a timely and concise manner may need some work .
In this digital age , we can use technology to make communication easy . Not everyone has a smart phone , but the ones that do have a better chance of effective communication than the people who have not embraced technology . New digital tools make it easier for people to access content . The rise of video , audio , graphics and interactive features gives content producers the ammunition to fight battles in the name of knowledge . The very shape of content -- words , pictures , and symbols –– is evolving before our eyes . The written word isn ’ t going away , but is being transformed . The days of straight running text on paper as our principal means of expressing ideas and delivering information are numbered as new digital tools change our communication landscape .
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