Intra-team (meaning within your own, specific group) can look a hundred different ways. We use Slack, email, phone, Highfive, and, oh, yes: age-old face to face. There are various mediums and reasons, such as remote teammates, when we’re out of the office, etc.
But no matter the medium or how, the why and what are just as — or more — important.
What communication varies, such as style, protocol, and topics. This sometimes changes on a daily basis because there are always new ideas, issues, and customers that need help. But having a structure in place for that highway of information to fly over is crucial to our success. Redundancy is especially on days one your primary modes fail, too.
Why is a fun question! Conversing a beautiful thing. Transferring and sharing knowledge inspires creativity. It gives us hope. It rejuvenates us. It’s a window into new realms and worlds. This is why we communicate. Last I checked we are all humans. We live in community and desire each other’s company. Collaboration is the buzzword to encapsulate what working together as a group can accomplish — another buzzword: synergy! However, all these buzzwords come from a strong, well-intentioned source: to promote, create, bring together, and improve for a better world. That is why we — intra-team — communicate: to make your world a better one.