Encouraging Team Communication and Collaboration

  • 8 videos | 21m 52s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
  • Certification CPE
  • Certification PMI PDU
Managing teams successfully involves ensuring that team members can communicate with you and with one another and that they will collaborate effectively as a team. To achieve this, clear channels of communication are required for both on-site and virtual teams. In this course, you'll learn how to demonstrate team leadership by encouraging effective communication and overcoming communication problems. You'll explore strategies for encouraging team collaboration. Finally, you'll learn about tools and technologies that are commonly used for virtual teamwork and key considerations for establishing virtual communication guidelines.


  • Match characteristics of healthy team communication with examples
    Recognize strategies for overcoming the team communication issues of overcriticism and groupthink
    Recall strategies for dealing with interrupters and noncontributors
    Identify examples of strategies for fostering collaboration through team-oriented assignments
  • Recognize strategies for using team-oriented messages to foster collaboration in action
    Classify examples of virtual team technologies as being for communication or conferencing
    Identify key areas for consideration when setting guidelines for virtual teams


  • 34s
    In this course, you will learn about healthy communication and ways to overcome communication problems. You will also discover how to foster collaboration and use communication tools effectively even when working on a virtual team. FREE ACCESS
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    To get up to speed in time for the rollout, we'll have to drink from the fire hose, but I guess that's just B-A-U. In this video, you will learn the characteristics of good team communication. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Handling Team Overcriticism and Groupthink
    3m 27s
    Communication difficulties happen in every team. Sometimes, there's friction, and that can cause problems. In this video, you'll learn strategies for dealing with overcriticism and groupthink. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Correcting Imbalances in Team Participation
    2m 48s
    It's important that you hear from all your team members, but that can be easier said than done. You'll likely meet a couple of different kinds of personalities as you work on team communication. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Achieving Collaboration: Team-oriented Assignments
    2m 56s
    Discover how to identify examples of strategies for fostering collaboration through team-oriented assignments. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Achieving Collaboration: Team-oriented Messages
    2m 45s
    Sometimes in a team, people forget that they're working toward a common goal. You need to use communication to steer them back toward collaboration. In this video, you'll learn how to use team-oriented messages to achieve collaboration. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Communication Technologies for Virtual Teams
    3m 11s
    When you lead a virtual team, you need to choose the right communication technology for your team. In this video, you'll learn about different tools that can be useful for communication between your team members. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Setting Communication Guidelines for Virtual Teams
    Communication tools today make it easier than ever to do business even when your team isn’t all in the same place. But virtual teams bring their own problems – so as team leader, it’s important to set communication guidelines to give your team the structure they need. FREE ACCESS


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