The Importance of Effective Team Communication and How It Is Achieved

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The Importance Of Effective Team Communication and How It Is Achieved
Janette L. North-Kabore
University of Phoenix


Internal Communication - Getting Your Company's Brand Across to Your Employees. (2009, February 17). Retrieved from
Introduction To Teams. (n.d.). Retrieved February 17, 2009, from University of Phoenix Web site:


This paper explores the importance of team communication and the various avenues available for effective
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Naturally, using descriptive feedback requires practice and an understanding of its intent among the team.
When this has been established, as little as 5 per cent of the total meeting time needs to be allocated to process. The benefits are greater participation, shorter meetings and an evolving team.

Breaking Down Communication Barriers

Lack of appreciation of contributions, Competiveness, personal goals, communication (terminology)


Keep a balance between electronic and human communication
Any team that uses e-mail to maintain communication runs the risk of letting its ratio of electronic to human contact drop too low. My guess is that in a true virtual team, where team members are located in different offices or countries, at least 20 per cent of the communication needs to be personal, either face to face or at least by telephone. This basic level of live human contact can then sustain the bulk of electronic communication.
Additionally, remember the elements of task, maintenance and process just described.
Make sure there is an element of maintenance in electronic communication – a little banter goes a long way to providing the type of communication that builds a stronger team. Likewise, occasionally consider how you are using e-mail. Have you inadvertently developed habits that
Communication in business teams continues to be essential for effective


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