Avoid the trap of over-communicating and creating your own white-noise.


The article suggests that when leaders/managers are trying to communicate their vision and organise the work ahead, it is easy to start speechifying. Therefore, when a manager gets a question, it might be a good idea to invite other team members to weigh in as part of the answer. As a rule, the ideal time for conversations is at the beginning of a work session or close to the end of the day—though not too close to going-home-time. Leaders need to make sure everyone on the team understands the vision that the leader is trying to achieve. Picking the right time is essential, for example, it is not a good idea to communicate with a team when they are busy. When speaking to a team a leader needs to pick their time, sometimes invite other team members to contribute, and they should try to keep it as short as possible.