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After receiving information from your supervisor, how do you ensure you properly communicate this information to your team?

9 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know more about your ability to communicate third-party information to your team. A huge part of proper communication is the ability to listen to the original set of data and relay it accordingly. Miscommunication can be costly, so it is an immensely vital skill to be able to convey information carefully and accurately. Discuss with the interviewer how you go about doing so.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"When I receive new information from my supervisor I will run my understanding of it by the supervisor to ensure that my interpretation is correct. After that, I will relay the information formally, in writing, to my team. This method eliminates word of mouth and misinterpretation surrounding the issue."

Admin
Answer example

"I ensure proper communication by delivering the direction in multiple ways, usually in-person and electronically through email. There are multiple communication preferences in my office, and for that reason, I try to tailor my communication to each persons' preferences."

Manager
Answer example

"I hold daily morning meetings with my team so that I can accurately communicate any new policies or procedural changes to my team. This process allows me to address their questions immediately which avoids miscommunication in most cases."

Marketing
Answer example

"I ensure I have the correct directives from my marketing director and there is clarity over the required direction. Once that happens, I cascade the communications out to my team - typically in a huddle/face-to-face communication. I follow this up with a written form of communication."

Retail
Answer example

"When I receive instructions from our corporate head office, I will hold a quick team huddle to review. If the information came in written form, I will print it, have everyone initial that they read the correspondence, and then add the page into our communications binder."

Sales
Answer example

"When receiving information that needs passing along, I prefer to include it in an email. This way my team of reps can look back on the information whenever they need. This method eliminates a lot of opportunity for miscommunication."

Teacher
Answer example

"I prefer to communicate in person so that any questions other teachers may have, will not be misinterpreted. When relaying communication to parents, I prefer to use email or our group app called Class Dojo. This way there is a continuous record of the conversations."

Residential Advisors
Answer example

"When I receive new information from my supervisor I will run my understanding of it by the supervisor to ensure that my interpretation is correct. After that, I will relay the information formally (in writing) to my team. This eliminates word of mouth and misinterpretation surrounding the issue."

Heavy Equipment Operator
Answer example

"When I receive new information from my supervisor I will run my understanding of it by the supervisor to ensure that my interpretation is correct. After that, I will relay the information formally (in writing) to my team, and then I will follow that up with verbal confirmation."

Written by:

Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 01/10/2017
Last modified on: 08/10/2018

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