Communication Matrix

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What is the Communication Matrix card?

Be intentional with your communications, keep people informed and build trust.

In a fast-paced environment a lack of accountability often means things get missed. Keep track of all the things you need to communicate on a regular basis.

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw

How to use the Communication Matrix card

1. With your team, write a list of all the things you need to communicate. For example: project status update, design strategy update, team changes, all religious festivals.

2. Group them using Theme Sort.

3. Work through the following questions as a group, for the things you need to communicate (with examples):

• Who in the team? Delivery manager.

• Says what? Who has joined/left.

• In which channel? The weekly all-hands meeting.

• To whom? The whole team.

• With what effect? To help people feel welcome/appreciated for their efforts.

• When? Weekly.

4. Keep track of your regular communications in a shared space everyone can access and review every 3 months.

It may be useful to run a Ritual Reset to align your communications and meetings. Consider doing Circle of Influence to make sure you’re speaking to the people you need to.

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Communication Matrix is one of 54 team management cards inside the Team Tactics card deck.

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