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Effective Team Communication

Master effective team communication. Learn to tackle verbal barriers, reduce misunderstanding and unnecessary conflict, and adopt active listening techniques for effective leadership.

  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    Approx. <1 hour
  • Certificate of completion

    Yes
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this course

It's vital to maintain open, effective communication when working on a team. However, it's all too easy for teams to adopt bad habits. Without realizing how badly it affects your team, you or another team member may communicate in ways that lead to misunderstandings in teamwork, cause unnecessary conflict, keep others from having their say, and prevent collaboration. In this course, you'll learn about different verbal barriers to effective team communication and strategies for overcoming them. But speaking is only one part of communication; effective team leadership is about listening too. So you'll also learn about some active listening techniques that can help you be a better listener when managing teams.

Learning objectives

  • Recognize examples of jargon and bluffing as verbal barriers to effective communication
  • Recognize examples of polarizing a team, screening ideas, and crushing ideas as verbal barriers to communication
  • Identify strategies for maintaining open communication during team meetings

How it works

Expert-led videos

In this course, you'll watch videos created by industry-leading experts for some of the biggest tech companies in the world. They'll cover key concepts, go through sample applications, prepare you for industry certifications, and more. Watch on any device — whenever and wherever you want — to learn at your own pace.

Why learn professional skills?

  • Stand out in your job search

    Tech jobs require more than just tech skills. Professional skills like collaboration, leadership, and emotional intelligence help you stand out to hiring managers.
  • Build towards the future

    According to the World Economic Forum, employees that build analytical and critical thinking skills will become increasingly valuable to employers.
  • Develop yourself (and your career)

    These types of non-technical skills are transferable and can be helpful in any role throughout your career.

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Cory Stieg
Oct 20, 2023

When you’re learning to code to become a software developer, there are plenty of ways to practice concepts and frameworks outside of our courses and paths. Maybe you complete a project, build your portfolio website, or work through a code challenge, for example.  

The soft skills that you need as a developer — like being able to present ideas impactfully or strategize with stakeholders — are equally important, but a lot harder to practice. Even as an entry-level developer, you might be asked to reverse engineer a codebase, identify and solve a bug, or learn a new framework to meet a project’s requirements. All of this requires technical chops, of course, but career success is more than just technical skill development. You need to be able to solve problems, communicate effectively, and pay attention to details to get a job done.

In today’s AI-driven world, effective interpersonal and social skills will keep you a cut above. That’s why we’re offering exclusive soft skills training for Codecademy Pro and Plus members. Read on to learn more about these resources and ideas that will help you practice and improve your soft skills.

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