9 Habits to Improve Your Team Communication

We get asked about communication all the time. So here is a quick low down on how to improve your team’s communication by at least 11.5% starting today!

Be empathetic 

Always be supportive with each other. Have a great understanding of each others strengths and weaknesses, and use that to your advantage. Attitudes create a ripple effect to  your surroundings. So, be sure to have a helping hand, and stay positive to uplift everyones motivation.

Be reliable

Every team needs a person they can depend on. Show up on time, and if you can, show up early! This shows your teammates that you value their time. Being reliable does not mean saying yes to everything asked of them,  but rather using your judgement and knowing the right time to help, and prioritizing more urgent matters. Being reliable also means being able to start and end a tasked you promised to do. 

Be accurate 

Being accurate is one of the most important things in a team. How do we make sure that things are done right? First, you have to have a great understanding of the teams goals. Be specific to the objective, and communicate it to everyone on the team. Be detail-oriented, and understand the time constriction of the task; delegating to different team members can help speed up the process. 

Be proactive

The most valuable people in teams are the proactive ones — those who dont wait around for further instructions, but rather taking it upon themselves to problem-solve. Proactive people consistently makes sure that things are done correctly! They are the ones who fixes things without being asked to, and no leaving stuff out for others to take care of. 

Share your thoughts 

Does your team provide a safe space for everyone to share their thoughts and concerns with one another? This question needs to be asked to make sure that everyone is on the same page. Dont be afraid to share your ideas, and collaborate with one another. Everyone needs a space where they can share opinions and suggestions without being judged. 

Be trustworthy

Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People quoted, Without trust, we dont truly collaborate; we merely coordinate or, at best, cooperate. It is that trust transforms a group of people into a team. When you make a mistake or forget something, be transparent, and admit to it. It is better to take full responsibility for your actions, rather than hiding the truth. Give a genuine apology, and ask what you can do to appease the situation. 

Actively listen

Listening to one another affects the effectiveness of a team. We actively listen to gather, understand, and learn the information needed to complete a task. Be polite, and let others finish their opinions and thoughts. Also, provide feedback or ask for clarification for any confusion. 

Coordinate your efforts

We are all familiar with the saying, Teamwork makes the dream work.. Coordinating with everyone, and playing on each others strength will be key to the success of a team. Be accountable, and dont be afraid to ask for help. If there are tasks you are unable to finish, dont be shy to hand it off to others. And dont forget to take pride in your work, and celebrate success!

Crush an escape room challenge

What better way to improve your teams coordination and communication skills, but to take them to an escape room! This high-pressure environment,  with one common goal of escaping, not only forces your team to work together and communicate, but also bond with each other and have fun in solving puzzles. So what are you waiting for? Gather your team, and join in on the fun, all while improving your communication skills!