FORBES: Leadership Tips To Fix A Lack Of Team Communication

Effective communication is essential for any organization, and Metova’s Chief Strategy Officer, Jonathan Sasse, knows this all too well. In a recent Forbes article, Sasse shared his advice to help fix a lack of team communication, offering valuable insights for any leader looking to improve their team’s communication skills. Jonathan and other members of the Forbes Communication Council share tips to fix a lack of team communication:

From the article:

“As a leader, if you believe your team has a lack of communication, then they do! This means you need to step it up, as your team doesn’t see you valuing communication, so they don’t either. Find the communication modes your team responds to best and use them frequently to communicate. Employees will follow.” – Jonathan Sasse, Metova

Some of the Council’s tips include setting clear goals and expectations, providing regular feedback, encouraging open and honest communication, and using technology to facilitate communication. Their advice also stresses the importance of creating a culture of transparency and trust, where team members feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and ideas.

The Forbes Council’s leadership tips are particularly relevant in today’s remote work environment, where team communication can be challenging. As more companies move to remote or hybrid work models, effective communication is essential to ensure that everyone stays on the same page and is working towards the same goals.

15 tips from the Forbes Communications Council’s article to strengthen your team’s communication:

  1. Learn Each Individual’s Communication Style
  2. Make Open Communication Everyone’s Top Priority
  3. Get Everyone On The Same Page Regarding Common Terms
  4. Remind People How Their Roles Align With The Strategy
  5. Understand The Needs Of Your Team Members
  6. Don’t Consider Leaders As ‘Fixers’
  7. Identify And Fix Communication Gaps Among The Team
  8. Ensure Your Team Builds Relationships To Communicate
  9. Teach Direct Reports To ‘Manage Up’
  10. Find Communication Gaps, Then Make Changes
  11. Embrace And Encourage Communication Across The Team
  12. Use A Team Checklist
  13. Ask Your Team How They Prefer To Communicate
  14. State Best Use Cases For Each Communication Tool
  15. Set Clear Expectations And Guidelines For Your Team

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Alondra Cruz
Alondra Cruz