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Don't make rash decisions or issue any statements when you are angry. Give yourself time to cool down. If there are any misunderstandings, clear them up in a calm manner. If you don't understand any point, speak up and ask questions. Get it clarified before you all move on. When considering the pros and cons of any issue, study the exact pros and cons and not the opinion of the majority. If you have an opinion, express it as such, with the reasons behind it, not as an ironclad fact. Be polite always. The above said is only a brief overview about effective team communication in small groups. Indulging in group activities is an effective method to build a good rapport between the team members. If you want to foster effective team communication in a small group, you may resort to some team building activities that can be conducted in the workplace. Occasional classes and seminars are also beneficial for this purpose. Hope the above said guidelines help you in fostering effective team communication in your small group. 9.3.3.3. Essentials of Communication in Developing Trust and Cooperation Developing trust and cooperation includes elements such as expressing one's thoughts clearly and listening and interacting with others effectively. Among the many factors that account for group trust and cooperation, effective communication skills have historically been linked with successfully fostering a positive group dynamic. Elements of group communication include group communication and interactions, active listening, and body language. Group Communication Groups with a low level of communication have less trust and cooperation. Lower levels of trust and cooperation lead to increased conflicts. A group can be most effective when all members communicate with one another. As group members interact, question, disagree with, and support decisions, communication increases. Increased communication promotes overall group success.
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108 Keep communication simple; people absorb information differently and at varying rates. Use the best practices below for increasing effective group communication: During a Meeting Restate group goals when a new member joins the group for the first time. Restate the purpose of the group as often as needed to help group members focus on what is important. Encourage the creativity and the exchange of ideas and open dialogue. Complex Information: Provide step-by-step instructions in a logical order. Present complex information to the group in multiple ways: (for example, both verbally and in print). Check for understanding by asking, “Would someone share their interpretation of this in formation?” Other effective communication techniques: Use ice breakers and get-acquainted activities to help establish a positive, cooperative group climate.
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