The four layers of communication in a functional team

My latest in Quartz…

Functional teams have four layers of communication:

– A mission (also known as a vision)
– Strategy (made up of proximate objectives)
– Tactics and process
– Execution

This list might seem like it includes categories of action—it does. But it’s not just doing these things, but also communicating them that ties teams together. Communicating the items on this list plays a major role in scaling teams and leaders. With these things in place and communicated, it’s much easier to add people to a team, and then entire teams to an organization.

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