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Communication with Research Team Members

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Team Collaborations

How to effectively communicate with your research team members

"Health care professionals assuming complementary roles, cooperatively working together, share responsibility, and clearly communicate objectives and deliverables."


Effective teams are characterized by:

  • Open communication
  • Acknowledgment and processing of conflict
  • Outcome evaluation
  • Open communication
  • Clear and known roles and tasks for team members
  • Shared responsibility for team success
  • Clear specifications regarding authority and accountability


Poor communication may result in:

  • Additional time and redundancies
  • Perceived loss of autonomy
  • Lack of confidence or trust
  • Clashing perceptions
  • Territorialism
 Communication Techniques