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Team Communication & Creativity

1. What are some of the possible biases and points of error that may arise in team communication systems?

2. What are the differences between convergent and divergent thinking? What factors stimulate divergent thinking and why?

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Possible biases and points of error that may arise in team communication systems

Some of the possible biases and points of error that may arise in team communication systems include culture and ethnicity, generational differences, disruptive behavior, Hierarchy, personal values and expectations, Gender, differences in language and jargon, differences in requirements, regulations, and norms of professional education, varying levels of preparation and education, differences in schedules and professional routines and historical intraprofessional and interprofessional rivalries (O'Daniel & Rosenstein, 2007).

Others include emphasis on rapid decision making, fears of diluted professional identity, complexity of duties, and differences in accountability, payment and rewards. These are often the possible biases and points of error in that may arise in team communication systems. For instance in an ethnically and culturally diverse team, cultural ...

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The following posting discusses issues in team communication systems as well as convergent and divergent thinking.

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