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Comm 3356, Week 2 Notes

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Explain the principles of team communication in high-performing teams. Describe and demonstrate approaches to planning, running, and following up on meetings. Explain the principles of effective vi...
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Suzanne Buck
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Date Created: 08/30/16
Chapter 3: Team Communication and Difficult Conversations Barriers to Team Effectiveness  Ineffective communication  Lack of effective chartering and goal setting  Lack of clarity and goal setting  Low morale  Low productivity  Lack of trust Principles of Effective Team Communication  Teams should focus first and foremost on performance  Teams go through four natural stages to reach high performance  Effective teams build a work culture around values, norms, and goals  Effective teams meet often Stages of Development in High-Performance Teams  Forming stage - Team members focus on gaining acceptance and avoiding conflict  Storming stage - Team members open up with their competing ideas about how the team should approach work  Norming stage - The team arrives at a work plan, including the roles, goals, and accountabilities  Performing stage - Teams operate efficiently toward accomplishing their goals Principles of Effective Team Communication  Team Culture - Refers to a set of shared perceptions and commitment to collective values, norms, roles, responsibilities, and goals  Team Charter - Provides direction to the team in how it functions to meet shared objectives Types of Meetings  Coordination meetings - Primarily focus on discussing roles, goals, and accountabilities  Problem-solving meetings - Typically involve brainstorming about how to address and solve a particular work problem Working in Virtual Teams  Virtual teams - Generally consist of team members located at various offices (including home offices) and rely almost entirely on virtual technologies to work with one another Run Effective Virtual Meetings  Start the meeting with social chat  Start with a contentious question  Asking “what do you think about” questions  Make sure each team member is involved  Articulate views precisely  Take minutes in real-time  Focus on your teammates and avoid multitasking  Use video when possible Components of Difficult Conversations  1. Start well/declare your intent  2. Listen to their story  3. Tell your story  4. Create a shared story


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