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Here are four of the most infamous historical communication breakdowns.
In response, the colonists dumped the company’s tea in Boston Harbor, setting the stage for the American revolution. If only there was mobile communication technology in the 18th century, Great Britain might have better understood the colonists feelings much sooner and responded in kind. They could have introduced messaging about the tax and asked for feedback on the impact it would have. Instead, they doubled-down on the their position with the passage of the Coercive Acts, sparking the Revolutionary War.
Poor Philippides could have been saved with a simple internal communications app letting his countrymen in the assembly know of Greece’s victory. Then again, we wouldn’t have what we know as a marathon today, so Philippides’ sacrifice was more significant than he’ll ever know.
If only a commanding officer of the Byzantine army could have alerted an officer with a simple telephone call or chat message in a mobile team app, the Roman Empire might still be standing today.
The spacecraft was supposed to enter Mars’ orbit at an altitude of 226 km which is 226,000 meters, meters being the SI unit for distance. Using correct units is important. You’re about to see why. Entering at such an altitude should have given the Orbiter plenty of margin of error. The minimum altitude the spacecraft needed was just 80 km. Based on what NASA could piece together after they forever lost contact with our Orbiter, at the end of its journey, the Mars Climate Orbiter entered orbit 23 km below the minimum altitude, and promptly disintegrated.
How could NASA have miscalculated? The problem was that one piece of software spit out its results in pounds-seconds. The SI unit is Newton-seconds. Had there been clearer internal communication and goal alignment between the software provider and NASA, such a mundane unit conversion mistake could have been avoided, and the $300 million space mission might have succeeded.
While we’ll never know how different our world might be if better internal communication technology had been available, we can learn from these communication failures for ourselves. Don’t let your business be dragged down by inferior operational communications. A war may not hang in the balance, but the success of your company just might!