The bottlenecks in communicating and collaborating – we need to do a better job

Welcome to the first week of November and I’m Christian Robicheau at our
business desk.
Ah yes! We are now into November and it’s time to start thinking of the
holiday season! A time for gift giving and for thanking the Lord for our
Today I am pleased to share our president’s editorial with you and for this
week Donna J. Jodhan zooms in on some of the bottlenecks that continue to
get in the way of communicating and collaborating.
Happy weekend everyone.


The bottlenecks in communicating and collaborating

This is one very concerning challenge that I have continued to identify over
the past years and with the event of the pandemic I believe that this
challenge seems to have gotten worse. Especially so when it comes to
Federal Government departments not being able to effectively communicate
their information and messages to Canadians with disabilities.

It is simply not enough for Federal Government Departments to interact with
organizational leaders. Yes, the organizational leaders are at the various
meetings listening and learning. However, for some very odd reason, they
are simply not filtering down information and messages to their members.

I became very aware of this continued bottleneck when someone from a high
profile agency told me this past week that the messages that were being
passed from their agency to organizational leaders did not seem to be
getting through to members. Emails requesting feedback were not being
responded to.

It is simply not enough for Governmental entities to pass on information to
organization leaders or to just post to their websites. As I like to say so
often; these entities or any company for that matter need to get their
messages, emails, and information right down to the troops on the ground.
In short, they need to ensure that the person on the street hear what they
are saying.

Collaboration cannot take place unless the word is fully understood and this
can only be accomplished if the person on the street is reached and is

Just my two cents for today.
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