Formal education in communication has been directed at reading and writing skills that are used least in the workplace. Most have only one or two years in speech related courses and no formal training in listening. Workers who can express their ideas orally and who understands verbal instructions make fewer mistakes, adjust more easily to change, and more readily absorb new ideas than those who do not. Thus career development is enhanced by training in oral communication and listening because these skills contribute to an employee's success in all of the following areas: interviewing, making presentations at or conducting meetings; negotiating and resolving conflict; selling; leading; being assertive; teaching or coaching others; working in a team; giving supervisors feedback about conversations with customers; and retraining. Employees spend most of the day communicating, and the time they spend will increase as robots, computers, and other machines take over mundane, repetitive jobs. It is good to build communication skills to ensure harmony at work and at home. com·mu·ni·ca·tion
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the act or process of communicating; fact of being communicated. 2.
the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, orinformation by speech, writing, or signs. 3.
something imparted, interchanged, or transmitted.
a document or message imparting news, views, information, etc. 5.
passage, or an opportunity or means of passage, between places. skill
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the ability, coming from one's knowledge, practice, aptitude,etc., to do something well: Carpentry was one of his manyskills. 2.
competent excellence in performance; expertness; dexterity:The dancers performed with skill. 3.
a craft, trade, or job requiring manual dexterity or specialtraining in which a person has competence and experience:the skill of cabinetmaking. 4.
Obsolete . understanding; discernment.
Obsolete . reason; cause.
Communication is defined as a process by which we assign and convey meaning in an attempt to create shared understanding. This process requires a vast repertoire of skills in intrapersonal and interpersonal processing, listening, observing, speaking, questioning, analyzing, and evaluating. Use of these processes is developmental and transfers to all areas of life: home, school, community, work, and beyond. It is through communication that collaboration and cooperation occur. Definition of COMMUNICATION
1: the act or process of transmitting information (as about ideas, attitudes, emotions, or objective behaviour)<nonverbal interpersonal communication> <emotional communication between parent and...