4 Sim­ple Ways to Im­prove Your Team’s Com­mu­ni­ca­tion

To get em­ploy­ees with dif­fer­ent styles to mesh, start with an en­vi­ron­ment that per­mits them to speak freely, writes Inc.com colum­nist Ro­hini Venka­tra­man

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GO DE­VICE-FREE

When peo­ple mul­ti­task dur­ing meet­ings, the per­son speak­ing can feel dis­re­spected.

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CRE­ATE A TEAM RIT­UAL

Even if it’s just a weekly lunch, find a way to con­nect on some level other than work.

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BE OPEN ABOUT STRENGTHS AND WEAK­NESSES

At the start of a project, have each per­son share his or her de­sired goals and pre­ferred work­ing style.

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MAKE IT CLEAR THAT FEED­BACK IS ROOTED IN GOOD IN­TEN­TIONS

Know when crit­i­cism is best given oneon-one, in­stead of in front of the en­tire team.

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