Dialogue is a way of communicating messages. For some messages talking may even be a sub-par transmission solution. Identify the different forms of communication available to you. Do the pro-con analysis of each when receiving and transmitting ideas.
If you misheard something or are puzzled about what’s being communicated let the other person know. That person gets an opportunity to be understood and you gift yourself an opportunity to understand.
Domain-specific language can deteriorate into gibberish. To maximize the value of your communications use plain language whenever possible. Doing so will give your words more power.
A quality network of peers is an invaluable asset. Having professionals you can lean on and whom can lean on you will result in a fulfilling career. It’s similar to a mycorrhizal (peer) network providing increased absorption of water (wisdom) and nutrients (skills) across plants (companies).
Everyone has perspective and contextual knowledge to offer the group. Promote an environment with the space and flexibility required for all members to contribute. Weaknesses and strengths go unaddressed when communication is sparse.
Part of the value behind a clearly communicated vision is achieving goal alignment. When everyone (those who stay) knows what the end state is they are more motivated and better able to contribute. The importance of clear communication increases as team size increases.
For all work relationships, with established trust, default to asynchronous communication. All parties benefit when the inefficiencies of synchronous communication can be avoided. You enable message batching, focused work, and more control over schedules independent of timezone.