Poorly communicated or misunderstood messages cannot only affect the work, but also the individuals doing the work. There can be an element of mistrust between senders and receivers, and those who get it wrong can suffer from doubt or frustration.
Such emotions can lead to further bad feeling and even fracturing within a team.
Combat the snowballing of poor communication by double-checking that everyone understands the message, as the sender intended. Also, encourage open verbal communication within teams, departments and the company as a whole.
Additionally, consider developing your team's communication and listening skills with a key skill focused workshop. You can make the experience enjoyable with one of our many corporate and indoor team building activities.