Phone calls. One of the best features on smartphones is the ability to dial a person's number and talk to them, real time! I'm being only partly facetious. In today's high-tech society, we often opt for the less direct methods of communication, such as text, e-mail and Facebook posts, rather than a phone call or in-person meeting. But to have the richest form of communication without actually being in the same room as someone, a phone call is best. A phone call carries more weight. And it needs to be used when clarifying more weighty topics such as project team members' roles and responsibilities.
Communication is the key to sanity (and success) for any type of project -- it's both technology and technique.
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