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Team Dynamics and the Effects in Team Communication
Team communication can be affected by many factors. Different personalities can affect a team because if one is on a team with many strong personalities it can cause conflicts among the team. Everyone would want to lead and not be lead. Other issues such as time and logistics can cause issues, especially in an online environment. Not everyone has the same schedule or responsibilities. There are many aspects of a team that can be both beneficial to communication and can also cause a break down in communication on a team.
In order for a team to work there are many factors to consider. First would be communication. One would have to be able to communicate with your team. Whether it is a positive or negative comment it is best that your team is not in the dark and knows what direction they need to go. Having different personalities on a team can cause communication to break down. If one person is very dominant and a "take charge" personality and another is more methodical and quiet the more dominant of the two may think the other is lazy or not trying as hard and the more quiet team mate may think the other is controlling and does not want to take orders from this person. The team may be successful if the two realize both their weak and strong points, such as, the dominate team member may be the one to direct the team and make sure everything gets done on time while the quiet team member would be able to assure all the information is collected and put together properly. There are other factors in teams that can cause conflicts in a team. According to Capozzoli (1999) there are other issues other than different personalities that can cause team conflict, such as; values, attitudes, needs, expectations, perception, and resources. Each issue can cause a problem on a team, but if the entire team decides to...