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Do you communicate with your team? Or just talk?
When you talk, words go out, but there's no follow up. You don't even need a receiver to talk—it's just throwing words into the air. It's making noise.
Communication, on the other hand, is a process. It requires two sides: sender, and a receiver. It requires attention, and both parties caring.
I saw teams, where people simply exclaimed what they think, not allowing any discussion or follow up. Ex cathedra.
If you want to make your team stronger, communicate: say things, allow opposition, get aligned. People will have different opinions, and that's okay.
When teams go silent, bad things happen: isolation creeps in, politics become rampant, misunderstandings bring contempt.
Go, and instead of talking over it, communicate.