By the time I hear the phrase “lack of communication”, the person saying it is already feeling isolated and unappreciated. They might even feel angry, anxious, or irritable.
When people say there is a lack of communication on the team, I ask them to share a story or an example. And what I really hear is,
I don’t feel included in the decision making process.
Do you value what I think?
I feel disconnected from the process.
Do my opinions matter?
Healthy communication leads to deeper Communion, trust, accountability, and results.