Budgeting & Communication


Communication is an important element in budget revision processes, budget meetings or budget expansions. This is because a single budget may affect many individuals, whether it is a business budget or a family or home budget. Discussing the budget in question can provide fresh insights and address needs that may be overlooked by the individuals responsible for constructing the budget.

Addressing Needs

  • A budget often needs to suit many individuals or departments in a company. Even a family budget needs to suit both parents and all of the children in the family. It is always more than a single person who is affected by the budget's structure. When a budget is created, communication is a significant part of the process, as people need to address their individual needs in the process. For example, a child in a family may want to play sports once a week for a local club, which may have membership fees. A company may want to give a specific amount each month to marketing, so the marketing department gets the freedom to do campaigns as needed.

Getting Fresh Input

  • Communication is also important in terms of letting others share inputs for the budget production. For example, company executives may ask a budget specialist to come in and help the company organize the budget. Sometimes it helps to get an outside perspective on a budget situation. The input may offer the company executives an approach that has yet to be considered or discussed as a possibility for the budget in question.


  • If the budget of a company or a family needs a small adjustment to function properly, it is important that a single person does not make the change alone. Communication is important, even for the smallest changes, when dealing with a budget and people's money. Budget changes or small adjustments should be completed by several individuals as a collective act and documents should be signed by the company executive or family members to ensure that everyone understands the changes and the impact the changes may have on everyone.

Budget Meetings

  • Communication is important in budget meetings, as all participating members in attendance are qualified to be present. Budget meetings are designed to actively discuss a budget's current standing and what changes need to be made to increase profit and revenue. Since all of the participants are either company executives or business accountants, everyone may have insightful inputs and suggestions to the budget changes. Communication is important in budget meetings, as people must work together to reach a conclusion.


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