Strategic Communication Considerations for Contractors Regarding COVID-19

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Domestically based organizations realize their place in the larger global system—and the construction industry is a perfect example.

April 6, 2020
Sarah Skidmore - Construction Executive

The COVID-19 is a worldwide wildcard. Around the globe, organizations are forced to communicate with a wide variety of audiences. Audiences range from employees to customers and vendors—and more. A pandemic of this nature is new for the modern globalized workforce. Societies realize the breadth of international influence involved in a single supply chain now more than ever before. Domestically based organizations realize their place in the larger global system—and the construction industry is a perfect example.

Here are key questions for leaders to ponder.

1. Who are your audience groups?

In a wildcard situation, organizations are often tasked with communicating to many different audience groups and stakeholders. So, take some time to think beyond the groups that come top-of-mind such as customers, vendors, partners and owners.

  • Does the organization have any community-based events on the calendar?
  • Does the organization have professional development sessions on the calendar?
  • Does the organization have planned maintenance or facilities work scheduled with third parties?
  • Does the organization have interns or apprenticeship programs with local colleges?

Reprinted courtesy of Sarah Skidmore, Construction Executive, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. All rights reserved.

Ms. Skidmore may be contacted at sarah@skidmore-consulting.com



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