Communication is a major component in the team structure. Effective and open communication create trust, belonging to the team and the members feels valued, and this in turn makes it easier for the team as a whole to achieve its goals.
In teams members are working towards a same goal. Members need to define and ensure that the goal is shared by all. If there are questions or issues about the goal, those need to be resolved quickly in order for the team to move forward. When decisions need to be made the entire team has to be me made aware of the decision at hand. If team communication keeps the team members adequately informed, a team working towards the same goal can be more effective and efficient. Interaction should be aimed at solving problems and make sure the goals are clearly defined. Include facts and details to avoid being vague. As much as possible, be sure that all the information given should be true and reliable.
Most companies and organizations have people working in small teams. This has been found to be more effective and productive than a single individual toiling away at a project. When there are three or four more people working on an issue, they have advantage of having access to more ideas and solutions for the project, of having more checking safeguards any flaws in the plan, and of being able to establish more network connections.
Team communication is important for the following reasons –
• Project-related information needs to be shared.
• Each member of the team needs to be acquainted with the team goal and his/her role in the team.
• Each team member has specific skills and knowledge that must be utilized and imparted to other members in the course of the work.
• Any questions or issues about the project must be broached and shared in order to resolve them.