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Role of communication in teamwork


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Teamwork communication essentials.

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Role of communication in teamwork

  1. 1. Teamwork Communication
  2. 2. Effective Leaders know that their team’s performance hinges on being a great communicator. When a leader communicates effectively, everyone understands the vision and the values of the organization’s culture.
  3. 3. Improving communication skills with your team is a journey we all must take to motivate and inspire others.
  4. 4. Importance of Communication in Teams Research has found that three or more people working together on a project are much more effective than a single person spending all of his time doing the same thing. However, without communication, the three-plus team members can be as useless as if the project went untouched.
  5. 5. What makes a Communication Process effective?
  6. 6. Regular Communication Process Allow members to stay updated with team progress and ensure that difficulties or setbacks can be dealt collaboratively.
  7. 7. Transparent Provide all team members with the same information to keep all members adequately informed.
  8. 8. Be Focused and Related to Team Goals Encourage team members to remain goal focused and outcome directed.
  9. 9. How to become a good leader-communicator?
  10. 10. Seek Feedback Continually seek feedback to ensure that your messages have been received accurately.
  11. 11. Make it your priority to express rather than impress Primary aim is to get your message across, try not to obstruct it by being focused on sounding impressive or knowledgeable
  12. 12. Choose the right medium Select the medium to suit the message and the person you are communicating with.
  13. 13. Be conscious of your non-verbal communication Adjust your body language to align with your message
  14. 14. Communication Creates A Team
  15. 15. Guidelines to Team Communication • Be Specific:Include relevant facts and details • Be Accurate:Information should be true and reliable • Be Honest:Be truthful to everyone • Be Logical:make sure messages are easy to flow • Be Complete:Provide needed information • Be Concise:Be brief • Be Relevant:Give needed information only • Ask for Feedback:Ask recipients to give their comments
  16. 16. Responsibilities of Team Members to Ensure Effective Communication • Stay open minded • Listen carefully • Provide feedback • Make sure all team members should get a chance to communicate • Always discuss pros and cons before making any decision • Take ownership of what you say • Use words and examples that your team understands