Teamwork...At the center of every high-preforming team is a common purpose that drives each member. This is a mission that goes above and beyond each of the individual team members. Each person has to commit and accept the rules that apply to your team, and this requires an extraordinary amount of trust, faith, and belief in one another. To be successful, the team's interests and needs must come first. Each team member's unique individual differences make up the team and make the team stronger. The word "team" is about focus and vision, and it is this collective effort that empowers a team and helps generate synergy ~ which fosters TEAMWORK.
One of the most effective approaches is to take full responsibility for the lack of communication. After all, it may well be that your question was unclear. Why not give the other person the benefit of the doubt? You might confess you don't remember whether she gave you the information you needed...or acknowledge that you may not have grasped her explanation. Unless the person is being evasive, she'll be glad to comply.
- Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, Ph.D., and Wendy Patrick Mazzarella, Reading People