Communication and Collaboration Strategy

Travis Tenor
University of Phoenix
Phyllis Garden

Communication and Collaboration Strategy
Each member in a team is a unique individual with their own set of intelligences and personalities. Each person is as diverse as the role the play as part of the team. Each person has their own strengths and weaknesses that must be accounted for. For a team to work together a strategy should be considered for communication and collaborative purposes. I will look at three types of intelligences and three types of personalities, and how these three would relate in a group via communications and collaboration.
Based on the Learning Theory by Howard Gardner, there are at least eight intelligences in which people have developed differently throughout their life (Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, 2007). Different learning styles have been associated with the different intelligence types. Of these intelligences I have selected three: Verbal/Linguistic, Visual/Spatial, and Interpersonal. With the different range, a special plan should be aimed to work off the strengths so communication and collaboration is successful.
For a communication strategy, each team will have a way they are better suited to learn and share information with one another. The verbal/linguistic person will do best as the instructor of terms and directions. The Visual/Spatial person will do better at graphic representations of information. So color coded outlines, graphs and other illustrations will work for communication. The interpersonal will work with all the different types of verbal and non-verbal communication and keep everyone in the loop. They can also facilitate any conflict resolutions.
Each team member will have specific areas they do well, and other areas that they do not, as a result of the different intelligence styles. This will give each a position on the team, and a...