Definition of overcommunicate
1 transitive + intransitive : to communicate excessively … the time we used to find for tasks … is now being eaten up by unnecessary communications. We overcommunicate now to too many people because it is so easy to do.— Michal Ann Strahilevitz … overcommunicating with customers can cause a relationship to be dysfunctional. For example, bombarding customers with catalogs and other promotions will lead customers to ignore any further communication …— V. Kumar … he didn't want to be seen as the kid who overcommunicates trivia.— Richard Segal
2 intransitive : to deliberately communicate more than is normal or generally considered necessary (as to emphasize important information) … one marketing professional told me she overcommunicates with team members. She sends messages orally and written.— Casey Hawley Overcommunicate. When you work remotely, it is critical to stay connected to your boss and colleagues.— Mark Schnurman Leaders don't need to just communicate, but to overcommunicate, the new culture so it becomes intrinsically established within both businesses.— Marty Parker
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