Communication and Collaboration Strategy

Communication and Collaboration Strategy
February 28, 2011

Communication and Collaboration Strategies

Communicating and collaborating amongst a group or team is essential for success of any kind. Once each individual’s learning style and personality type is assessed, it is possible to develop a strategy for that specific group or team. By acknowledging everyone’s strengths and weaknesses the group can help one another and come to a united end result where each individual feels they contributed their very best.
The learning styles I will attempt to create a strategy to follow are verbal/linguistic, logical/mathematical and visual/spatial. The verbal/linguistic learning style is able to analyze how to speak to others so that they learn. By teaching others the way they need to understand, the verbal/linguistic person can give definitions or explain a situation or task clearly. The logical/mathematical learning style is a person of reason. Using logic helps groups to eliminate unnecessary information. Scientific reasoning and mathematical skills come easily to the person who has a high intelligence in this learning style. The visual/spatial learning style is one that can visualize the end result and or how the task will grow and progress. It is common for the person who possesses this learning style to be efficient in understanding maps and graphs. Each style is uniquely different in its own way and when one style needs a little guidance there is another to help. The visual/spatial member could essentially have an idea of how the task will evolve; the verbal/linguistic member could then explain the idea that the visual spatial member has so that the logical/mathematical member could remove any unnecessary information that did not need to be included. By using each other’s strengths the group will be able to complete a task collaboratively.
To pull the team even closer it is important to know the personality type of the people in the group. The...