Students which collaborate as a team during a learning experience are not only going to learn about different perspectives and mindsets, but also will learn how to sharpen their skills in areas such as collaboration, commitment and conflict management, among others. One of the most critical, if not the most critical aspect of team dynamics is communication. Effective or ineffective communication can lead to a team being extremely efficient and successful, or inefficient, and a terrible failure. The purpose of team communication is to enhance team performance; therefore, it is each team member’s responsibility to ensure effective communication.
When four teenagers drive to the movies on a Friday night with the music blaring and “Boyz N the Hood” comes onto the radio, it does not matter whether the young adults in the car are black, white, male or female, when it arrives at the line “reached back like a pimp slapped the ho” everyone joins in. Why? Because it is catchy, popular, and as ridiculous as the world has become, the song is cool. No one notices that the singer has become abusive because his girlfriend has said something to annoy him. No one realizes at the time that the singer is intoxicated, because it does not matter. The song is fun, the lyrics well known.