Communication is the key to all relationships.
It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about personal or professional relationships here – no one can do without effective communication.
In order to build better relationship with your friends, family, clients or employees you must hone your communication skills.
Team communication in particular is important to master. For a team to function effectively, there must be open channels of communication.
In this article we’ve put together some of the best team communication quotes to inspire your team to have better conversations.
Team communication quotes to inspire your team
Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller
In almost any team that’s bigger than a few people, there is someone who prefers to work alone and have as little interaction with others as possible. This is fine as long as all the committed work as a team gets done. However, active participation from everybody spurs ideas and resources (team members effort) can be used more efficiently and therefore things move faster.
In teamwork, silence isn’t golden, it’s deadly.
- Mark Sanborn
#1 rule of team communication is that everybody should be able to voice their thoughts and ideas. When you feel like some of your team members aren’t contributing enough to the discussions, then try to understand the real reason behind this and possibly solve it. Collectively discussing ideas always brings more on the table than doing it solo.
If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
- Henry Ford
There’s nothing better than having your team on the same page and moving towards the same goal. That’s why we suggest keeping meetings short, concrete and frequent.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.
- Babe Ruth
We see this a lot. People have their own preferences and some group of people and departments like to handle communication on their own terms. Often, e-mail is used for communication across teams. Fleep is built to help you manage all your team chats and cross-team conversations on one platform so that you could play together and play good.
The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.
- Peter F. Drucker
And not only hear. Only a small percentage of what we say is received via our voices. Nonverbal communication is the single most powerful form of communication.
Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Hopefully, every team-leader has had these moments where everything is moving. The wheels are turning and progress is being made. Getting people more effective is through self-motivation. Getting things done fast and off your tasklist is definitely satisfying and motivating for lots of people. This can only happen when information moves fast and between the right people. That’s something we aim to achieve with our collaboration software.
Communicate in a respectful manner – don’t just tell your team members what you want, but explain to them why.
- Jeffrey Morales
Having a sense of purpose in your actions is important. You’ll always come off as someone good to work with when you let people know your motives.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
One of the most powerful skills to master as a team player is to know when is not the time to talk about your dog or iterate thoughts of others just because sake of talking. We’ve all been to one of these meetings where someone just keeps talking about something that was covered already. Be wiser, listen carefully and respect the time of your team members. Complement each other, don’t compete for attention.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
- George Bernard Shaw
Never assume people understand you the way you convey your ideas. This can be especially harmful in text-based environment, where there’s more room for interpretation. Additionally, if we’re talking about text-based group conversations, we cannot assume that everybody understood the message the same. If you don’t get a response to your idea, ask for feedback or try break it down to smaller pieces.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you now.
- Jim Rohn
We, humans often think with our emotions and feelings. That’s not a bad thing at all. If we speak with passion and great enthusiasm, we inspired others to follow. Having enthusiasm is contagious and gets your team going faster.
There is only one rule for being a good talker – learn to listen.
- Christopher Morley
Everybody has their own style, but nothing beats being respectful for your peers. Try to be someone who adds value to the conversations and not someone who grabs the attention.
I have always believed that technology should do the hard work – discovery, organization, communication – so users can do what makes them happiest: living and loving, not messing with annoying computers! That means making our products work together seamlessly.
- Larry Page
Well, the founder of Google sure knows what he’s talking about. Technology is a wonderful helper to make our lives more simpler. If you’re not using any project management and/or collaboration software for daily conversations a task management – you’re missing out.
Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening.
- Emma Thompson
Businesses and teams are like families. They need to co-exist, get along and generate outcome (in business it’s new products, revenue, campaigns etc). The closer together they work, the higher is the chance of success. That means having fluid conversations.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
- Anthony Robbins
We all come from different beliefs and have different perceptions. Therefore the way we send and receive information varies greatly.
We hope that these team communication quotes will inspire your team as well it has others. If you want to increase the productivity of your team, consider signing up for Fleep – it’s free.
Johannes helps small businesses with their online marketing challenges and writes about Instagram marketing for his blog GettingGrowth.com.