Team Communication Basics
Most of us would agree that communication is an essential element to team effectiveness. But how many of us find it difficult at times to express our point of view, or to understand the views of others? For most teams, communicating effectively does not happen automatically. It usually requires learning together a few common skills and basic techniques. This booklet will introduce some of those skills and techniques and will allow you to apply them to a number of team situations. Solving problems, brainstorming ideas, making decisions, resolving conflicts, clarifying expectations, planning projects and coordinating work schedules are a few examples. Naturally, all of us have our own style and approach to communicating. The skills presented here are not intended to make everyone sound and act the same. Rather, they should enhance your style and effectiveness, allowing your individual personality and talents shine through.