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Creating a Positive Team Climate: 20 Practical Ideas by Glenn Parker

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COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY

The manner and clarity with which you communicate can help build a positive team climate. The words and phrases you use either facilitate participation or serve as a barrier to involvement. When you use phrases or words that send unclear or mixed messages, you effectively damage the climate.

Here are some types of words to minimize or avoid.

Image  Jargon. When you use a word or phrase that is not regularly used by other members of the team, you exclude them from participation. It is also just plain inconsiderate, especially if you are doing it to impress others with your knowledge.

  Euphemisms. People often choose other words ...

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