Communications in Team Environments

1284 WordsJun 22, 20186 Pages
Communications Communication within a collaborative team can be a one to one, one to many, or many to many. Either way, communication is a vital component in maintaining a non-hostile environment of a collaborative team. The objective of communication is to share thoughts, ideas, and feelings in the most common and effective way as possible. Communication is defined as an exchange of information and the transmission of meaning. During the Industrial Revolution age, messenger verbally delivered messages personally. After the development of written languages, messengers began to deliver telegrams, thereby communicating in written form. Through research on improving the telegraph, the telephone was invented, allowing verbal…show more content…
Communications through virtual methods are being used more each year. Knowledge sharing (information sharing) through virtual applications is becoming the modern way of doing things. Communication through virtual applications not only transpires between collaborative team members; however, information is also being shared with the manufacture of the software. Organizations are more flexible because the virtual environment allow teams to communicate effective and more efficiently. Virtual interaction in a collaborative team atmosphere saves the organization time and money. It enables members to exchange or share thoughts, ideas, beliefs in an open communication approach while working towards a common goal. Advantages of virtual communication include: 1. Tasks are completed more efficient 2. Benefit to the environment 3. Less time consuming 4. Networking 5. Can reduce costs 6. Pace and convenient 7. Reduces information travel time Disadvantages of virtual communication include: 1. Misunderstandings 2. Lack of face-to-face 3. Technical difficulties 4. Unprofessionalism in communication 5. Lack of computer etiquette 6. Lack of computer skills 7. Lack cohesion in teams 8. Lack of privacy Communication is the foundation of all teams’ functionality. It can travel in various methods and manners.
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