There is a phenomenon at the poker table that may help to understand breakdown in team communications. Often the action (or play) will get help up because someone does not check, bet, or raise. They simply sit there. Everyone at the table assumes this person is thinking about their options. Only this person is wondering who is holding up the action. The general rule is, if you don’t know who is holding up the action – it is you . Here are some thoughts to consider next time your team is experiences problems due to poor communication.