If you are one of the top teams in CTP Teams then this post is not for you because everything I am about to say is already happening.
Today I want to state what should be blindingly obvious for all but perhaps is not.
Teams work by teamwork and teamwork works best when there is effective communication between all team members.
The responsibility for ensuring there is an effective communication strategy must lie with the team leader.
The team leader needs to talk to his or her team members on a regular basis to ensure everybody on the team knows what they should be doing. Everyone on a team should have a role to play and know what that role is so that it can be performed efficiently.
Without effective communication team members will feel isolated, unloved and perhaps even unwanted. Team cohesion will break down and the team will begin to fall apart.
However with good communication the opposite will happen and we see examples of teams which are communicating effectively week in and week out in CTP Teams.
I know some of the top teams have spoken about their communication strategies on their team blogs which, by the way, is a great tool for communicating with your team.
If you are a team leader and not communicating with your members then you need to put this right as a matter of urgency.
If you are a team member and have not heard from your leader for some time then perhaps it is time to get in touch and ask what is going on.
Remember that it is a new season so there is still everything to play for at CTP Teams.