Comparing Communication Style within Project Teams of three Project-oriented Organizations in Iran

Mehrdad Sarhadi
2016 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
If we consider project as a temporary organization, based on the Organizational theory we can also consider it as a human community. In this regard and with attention to major sociologists' confirmation, communication plays very important role in any human community and with the same importance in projects with multicultural context. In this framework and using descriptiveanalytical method, this research tries to analyze and compare communication style in two project teams from any three
more » ... om any three selected project-oriented organizations in Iran. Thus after some interviews, in order to determine team members' communication styles a questionnaire was designed and distributed between two project team members that one of them had been known as high performance team and another as a low performance from CEO point of view, based on performance indexes that previously generated by corporates. Then achieved data analyzed by Excel and SPSS. The main result indicates that probably there is a correlation between communication style arrangement of team members and project team performance. Teams that had been formed by all kind of communication style peoples, with suitable arrangement commonly had better performance than other teams that had been formed by same communication style peoples. In another word in first kind of teams, team member complete each other and create better communication network than second one. However this result needs more empirical and theoretical study. It is believed that this study can prepare context for future research in order to improve communication among project teams to obtain high performance.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.06.183 fatcat:4mss5jfi7fbgnhxiamhfqbuavm