83 Team Communication Quotes to Inspire and Motivate Teams

Team communication encompasses both written and verbal communications between team members and serves as the foundation of every successful team.

When used effectively, this communication tool could dramatically improve productivity, job satisfaction and overall team cohesion.

It acts as a conduit facilitating the flow of ideas and information, be it through email, office chat or direct interactions thereby fostering an environment of transparency and mutual comprehension.

Team communication is more than simply information flow and it is the collaborative engine that propels a team toward a shared objective.


It promotes innovative problem-solving, stimulates the exchange of different points of view and guarantees that every team member is aligned and engaged.

Let’s dive into these 83 powerful team communication quotes we’ve compiled for you and let them guide you toward stronger, more resilient team dynamics.

Top 10 Team Communication Quotes


It is not the voice that commands the story; it is the ear. ~ Italo Calvino.


A successful team is a group of many hands and one mind. ~ Bill Bethel.


Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~ Helen Keller.


Communication works for those who work at it. ~ John Powell.


It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. ~ Harry Truman.


A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others. ~ Norman Shidle.


We never listen when we are eager to speak. ~ François de La Rochefoucauld.


You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere. ~ Lee Iacocca.


Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky.


Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. ~ Michael Jordan.

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Famous Team Communication Quotes

Communicate everything you can to your associate. The more they know, the more they’ll care. Once they care, there’s no stopping them. ~ Sam Walton.


Of all the life skills available to us, communication is perhaps the most empowering. ~ Bret Morrison.

Team spirit is knowing and living the belief that what a group of people can accomplish together is much larger, far greater, and will exceed that which an individual can accomplish alone. ~ Diane Arias.


Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results. ~ Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha.

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime. ~ Babe Ruth.


The kinds of errors that cause plane crashes are invariably errors of teamwork and communication. ~ Malcolm Gladwell.

The best speakers in the world are the best storytellers. They have a gift to not only tell a great story but also share a lot of the details that many others wouldn’t. ~ Larry Hagner.

Inspiring Team Communication Quotes

Good, the more communicated, more abundant grows. ~ John Milton.

Communicate in a respectful manner – don’t just tell your team members what you want, but explain to them why. ~ Jeffrey Morales.


Success is best when it’s shared. ~ Howard Schultz.

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it. ~ Brian Tracy.

Any communication or marketing professional needs cross-cultural research and communication skills to be able to succeed in the future. ~ Marye Tharp.


Speech is our primary means of communication. If it’s important, we tell people about it. ~ Brian Knapp.

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk. ~ Doug Larson.

No matter what job you have in life, your success will be determined 5% by your academic credentials, 15% by your professional experiences and 80% by your communication skills. ~ Unknown.


The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. ~ George Bernard Shaw.

Communicate unto the other person that which you would want him to communicate unto you if your positions were reversed. ~ Aaron Goldman.

Best Team Communication Quotes

Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life. ~ Brian Tracy.


Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. ~ William Butler Yeats.

Building a strong team around you and being able to really communicate well with them is part of what’s going to bring you a higher level of success. ~ Meghan Markle.


The great enemy of communication, we find, is the illusion of it. ~ William H. Whyte.

Eloquence is the power to translate a truth into language perfectly intelligible to the person to whom you speak. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Inspirational Team Communication Quotes


When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. ~ Ernest Hemingway.

It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. ~ Charles Darwin.

Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry-wide collaboration, cooperation and consensus. ~ Simon Mainwaring.


None of us is as smart as all of us. ~ Ken Blanchard.

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said. ~ Peter F. Drucker.

Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes.


Communication is one of the most important skills you require for a successful life. ~ Catherine Pulsifer.

Communication is your ticket to success if you pay attention and learn to do it effectively. ~ Theo Gold.


A lot of problems in the world would be solved if we talked to each other instead of about each other. ~ Nicky Gumbel.

How well we communicate is not determined by how well we say things but how well we are understood. ~ Andrew Grove.

Make sure to communicate your idea quickly and keep it straight to the point. ~ Paul Bailey.


Collaboration and augmentation are the foundational principles of innovation. ~ Vaclav Smil.

It is always hazardous to express what one has to say indirectly and allusively. ~ Walter Pater.

How often misused words generate misleading thoughts. ~ Herbert Spencer.

Powerful Team Communication Quotes


When people agree with me, I always feel that I must be wrong. ~ Oscar Wilde.

None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful. ~ Mother Teresa.


If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. ~ Henry Ford.

Although we live in an information technology age, we often find ourselves in failure to communicate situations. ~ Johnny Tan.

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. ~ Plato.


All communication must lead to change. ~ Aristotle.

Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know. ~ Jim Rohn.


Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability. ~ Patrick Lencioni.

Positive Team Communication Quotes

Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork, communication and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. ~ Mattie Stepanek.

I think for any relationship to be successful, there needs to be loving communication, appreciation and understanding. ~ Miranda Kerr.


Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people. ~ Steve Jobs.

Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success. ~ Paul J. Meyer.

To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others. ~ Anthony Robbins.


Words should be used as tools of communication and not as a substitute for action. ~ Unknown.

Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there. ~ Virginia Burden.


Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening. ~ Emma Thompson.

Thought-Provoking Team Communication Quotes


Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. ~ Stephen R. Covey.

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.


Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say – because they were too obvious. ~ André Gide.

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it. ~ H.E. Luccock.

Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication. ~ Mike Krzyzewski.


In teamwork, silence isn’t golden, it’s deadly. ~ Mark Sanborn.

Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking. ~ Bernard Baruch.

It’s important to make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds. ~ Barack Obama.

Motivational Team Communication Quotes

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ~ African Proverb.


Communication sometimes is not what you first hear, listen not just to the words, but listen for the reason. ~ Catherine Pulsifer.

Two monologues do not make a dialogue. ~ Jeff Daly.

A group is a bunch of people in an elevator. A team is a bunch of people in an elevator, but the elevator is broken. ~ Bonnie Edelstein.

The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team. ~ Lewis B. Ergen.


We are stronger when we listen, and smarter when we share. ~ Rania Al-Abdullah.

Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing. ~ Rollo Reece May.

So these were the 83 top quotes about Team Communication.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on Night Sky quotes and Road Trip quotes.


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Chandan Negi
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