Overcoming Barriers to Communication

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Title:-Overcoming Barriers in Communication
Name:-Ekta Yadav Roll no:-201058 Div:-“A”

ABSTRACT
We have seen all around us the problems resulting from the inability of people in today's working environment to penetrate these barriers. What are you going to do about it? Can you let the barriers to effective communication in your organization continue to block the path to effective management? If you and the persons with whom you communicate do your part to reduce these barriers, some of them may be eliminated. As a result, management of your organization will be enhanced. Why not take such action today? Some scholar defined communication as a linking function between two or more persons. People can reach other members of the society through this link-path with their ideas, feelings, thoughts, facts & values. While many others termed communication is a ‘bridge’ of meaning among the people so that they can share news and views with each other. According to these theorists, people by using the ‘bridge’ can safely cross the ‘rivers of misunderstanding’, which sometimes separate them from one another. The attitude and outlooks expressed by the scholars in the above statement suggest that communication is a meaningful transfer of information from one person (or group) to another. To avoid this theoretical confusion, it is better to define; communication is a process of sending and receiving a message. Now we can define, “Communication is a process of sending thoughts, ideas, feelings, suggestions, advice, information, culture etc. from at least one person to another person in order to get things done by the other individual”.

INRODUCTION

Communication is a key part in everyone’s life. Communicating is a skill that requires constant learning. As easy as communicating may seem to be, communication is a rather complex skill for all people to master. Multiple barriers exist for communication. For the purpose of this paper there will be three specific communication barriers discussed, which consist of: differences in people’s cultures, language interpretations, and a person’s ability to listen properly. When it comes to the differentiations between cultures, three prominent aspects are present. These are: language, cultural background (i.e. age, gender, level of education), and economic status. People must understand that every language has words that can be taken the wrong way, or that can be misunderstood. People must watch how they say whatever they are trying to say, so as not to be misinterpreted. Then hand in hand with that people must be open-minded and view all the different ways of interpreting what has been said, rather than jumping to conclusions. This flows in with listening properly. A person cannot simply hear what is being said, they must listen to what is being said and the way the person says it. It is true that a smooth flow of information always does not go unhindered. There exist many roadblocks or barriers in different shapes in the communication process. Despite these barriers the situation is not that much hopeless. Communication barriers can be overcome if it is sincerely wanted. The most general strategy for improving organizational or any other communication is that the persons involved in the communication process must be sensitive to the barriers and must act accordingly.

ARTICLE
Communication is a process of sending thoughts, ideas, feelings, suggestions, advice, information, culture etc. from at least one person to another person in order to get things done by the other individual”. When you send a message, you intend to communicate meaning, but the message itself doesn't contain meaning. The...
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