Define Communication. What Are the Barriers of Communication.

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The word “communication” derived from the Latin word ‘communicare’ that means to impart, to participate, to share or to make common. It is a process of exchange of facts, ideas, opinions and as a means that individual or organization share meaning and understanding with one another. In other words, it is a transmission and interacting the facts, ideas, opinion, feeling and attitudes. It is the ability of fostering speedy and effective communication around the world that has shrunk the world and made ‘globalization’ a reality. Communication had a vital role to play in ensuring that people belonging to a particular country or a culture or linguistic group interact with and relate to people belonging to other countries or culture or linguistic group. It enriches our knowledge of the universe and makes living worthwhile.

Communication may be viewed as the flow “Flow of material, information, perception, and understanding between various parts and members in the Organization”. Communication is a conversational process of sending and receiving messages. Communication is important in business, personal relationships and daily tasks of going grocery shopping or grabbing a morning cup of coffee.

Various barriers exist that can distort or prohibit a message from being properly understood or sent. These barriers can cause conflict in interpersonal relationships, prevent a business from being successful in a different culture and lead to low employee satisfaction in an organization. Identifying the barriers to communication is the first step to improving the effectiveness of the communication.

Barriers to communication are defined as, “aspects of or conditions… that interfere with effective exchange of ideas or thoughts.” Barriers to communication can be anything that distorts or prevents a message from being properly sent or received. Poor structure to the communication

The structure of a communication is an essential factor in how well a business communication is...
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