You have a team established and everyone is committed to the team goals. However, a common focus is not always enough to help your team achieve success. You must ensure that team members can communicate with you and with one another, and that they will work as a team rather than as individuals.
This course outlines the importance and benefits of promoting team communication and collaboration. It covers techniques for encouraging effective communication by employing a favorable communication style and ensuring the team profits from team meetings. The course also introduces strategies that team leaders should implement to encourage team collaboration, including fostering shared ownership and stressing the team orientation. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.Learning Objectives
- Match characteristics of healthy team communication with examples
- Apply strategies to improve communication during a given team meeting
- Recommend strategies for fostering collaboration on a team
- Recognize the reasons why a team leader must find the balance between competition and collaboration