The best way to improve your team communication is to talk about it. Most team frustration stems from expectation violations, not just about what we’re communicating, but how. It’s always inspiring to see a team carve out some time, shut the door, and have a reflective, candid conversation about how communication is helping and hindering progress.
Winning Well Team Communication Check-in
We encourage you to use this tool with your team and let us know what you learn and what you do next.
- We encourage one another to “Ditch the Diaper Genie” and celebrate when we speak with respectful candor.
- We solicit and encourage new ideas.
- I feel encouraged to stand up for my point of view.
- We “Own the U.G.L.Y.” and schedule time to talk about what’s not working and how we can improve.
- We have a proactive strategy for soliciting “full-circle.” feedback up, down and sideways.
- I admit when I’m wrong.
- We clearly communicate our expectations of one another and frequently Check for Understanding.
- We hold one another accountable (and have I.N.S.P.I.R.E. conversations as needed).
- I know what I need to do to succeed on this team and what the team needs to achieve to succeed in this organization.
- Our meetings help us achieve results and build relationships.
- We have clear, shared expectations regarding timely responses to emails, voice messages, and texts.
- Email Timeframe: _______________
- Voicemail Timeframe: _______________
- Texts Timeframe: _______________
- We respond to emails, calls, and texts in a timely manner.
- On this team, I can say what I need to and I will be heard.