The Power of Communication Protocols
Conveying the most information in the most efficient manner is a big part of information science.
It is key in physical networks where bandwidth is limited and it is important in human to human communication where bandwidth and time are also limited.
How much information can you communicate in a given amount of time?
How much context is necessary?
How much can you assume is already known?
Can you start with zero context?
And gradually it over time?
Do you develop a ‘short-hand’ code of information?
Get it short, get it meaningful, get it right.
The technology tools really can’t help you if you don’t have communication protocols. Some of the tools try to give you templates and processes, but they are not really useful for your organization unless they are fully internalized.
Communication protocols set standards for how information is communicated and received. If there is a too much variation, there is too much flux in the system.
If you can create to robust communication profiles internally and externally, the chances of effective and efficient protocols dramatically increase.
Building communication protocols will help your organization in all aspects of information flow.