Communicationadn Collaboration Strategy

Communication and Collaboration Strategy

Bill Morgan

University of Phoenix

Teams are made of individuals and team members want, appreciate and retain different ideas, different actions and different levels of knowledge, often   at different rates, so how does a team of uniquely talented people become one cohesive unit? This question has been asked by companies, military units, sports teams and families for many years. Many of these teams have succeeded, but many have failed; not for lack of trying but   because the individual talents the members possessed were not   recognized for their value to the team, or their learning styles were not   recognized and utilized   to reach the members' full potentials. As a leader in my organization   it is absolutely necessary for me to seek out and recognize these individual talents, traits, learning styles and personalities in order for me to succeed at my job and for my teammates to reach achievement also, and I do not walk alone in this endeavor, so why is it so difficult to achieve group harmony and success. Probably because we are all so unique.

Learning styles and personalities vary just like music or clothing styles do; the variety is endless. Learning is also tempered and advanced by individual strengths and weaknesses. In order to use the strengths fully and improve the weaknesses, we must first define what what they are and how can we incorporate the right learning styles with the right personalities to create a productive team, that continually communicates well and grows as a unit. We also must pursue the follow up portion of   team concepts and conflict resolutions, for sometimes behavioral patterns of one style can trigger stress in others.
“Howard Gardner a Harvard University professor, changed the way people perceive intelligence and learning with his theory of “Multiple Intelligences.”(2) This finding is important because it gives names and characteristics of   these intelligences that are descriptive...