We do a lot of communicating during our work day. When the flow of communication is successful, we make progress. Progress halts when communication breaks down.
Losing focus of the “big picture” can be a factor in communication breaking down. If you are being distracted by requests that have evolved from your current work, progress on your project will stall. Keep the project momentum by reminding others of the goals for the project.
“When we are immersed in a project, working toward an outcome and deadline, it’s easy to lose track of the bigger picture: Why are we doing what we are doing right now at this time? Why is it important? How did we get here? What is guiding us and why?” ~The 4 Essential Elements To Getting Your Point Across by Robert Keteyian, Fast Company.