Communication is an essential part of any team. Without proper communication, the team members can’t share their data and knowledge, can’t coordinate their efforts, and can’t even find their common goal, to begin with. So all the teams need communication to form, perform, and reach their goal properly.
However, with all the emphasis on communication and with all the tools and processes that make it possible, over-communication has become a serious problem for the performance of the teams. Teams can suffer from too much communication or the wrong communication tools and approaches. Over-communication can lead to information overload, giving the wrong information to the wrong people, and constant distraction for the team. It’s essential to strike a balance and use the right amount and form of communication to avoid these pitfalls.