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Explain Why Collaboration And Communication Are Important To Team Assignments?

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Ian John answered
One of the critical points of any assignment or activity which involves working as a team is that it gives everybody within that team a chance to contribute to the group's success in a way that is shared and equal.

The only way to achieve this is by having the ability to collaborate effectively with members of your team and in turn, having the skills to communicate to them in a clear and professional manner, the point you are trying to make as accurately as possible.

Many team assignments are designed to echo the typical workplace. In many workplace scenarios, it is impossible for just one person to resolve an issue alone. They will require the support and assistance of their team to enable them to work profitably and efficiently. As such, team assignments help develop the two skills which facilitate this: Working collaboratively and communicating effectively.

Working collaboratively helps team assignments achieve success because it underlines the importance of the individual within the team. It allows the individuals within the group learn to work with each other in a productive and efficient way and allows them to understand the importance of their role within their team. It helps foster the understanding of their shared role in the teams success and allows the individual to value their role within the group, which leads to developing positive feelings towards others and the group as a whole.

Communication is a vital part of achieving the above because without effective communication, not only can mistakes occur, but the group can actually fracture because of it. The value of clear, concise communication is particularly important in a group situation where information may have to be passed down the line, quickly and effectively.

Another important aspect of communication within a team is not only learning what to say, but also how to say it. The importance of being efficient and professional within a group is paramount, but with that also has to come a degree of empathy and understanding of your team members. Communicating professionally, but in a friendly and helpful way, fosters positive feelings in the group and can allow them to perform their assignments to a higher degree of success.

Working within a group requires more than the skills of being  good at your job. Social skills, such as working collaboratively and communicating effectively can be equally as important as your professional skills, in allowing you to become an effective team member.
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Hanna Whilson answered

Working in teams enables employees to be quicker and more effective in their work. Collaborating also makes employees more responsible, which goes a long way in raising their motivation levels, especially when teams work virtually. Modern technologies make the process easier. You can hold an online meeting or just forward sms to slack. It has to be noted, it is important for any employer to move with the times.

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