Relevance of Communication to Management

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By Obasesam Usang Effiom
Ghana Christian University College
Accra - Ghana

State the Relevance of Communication to Management
SDM 201222101028
Ghana Christian University College
Lecturer: Gabriel Annan
Date: 15th April 2013
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Definition of Terms
Relevance of Communication to management

Communication is a vital part of personal life more so important in business and management, and any other situation where people encounter each other. Effective Communication is significant for managers in the organizations so as to perform the basic functions of management, i.e., Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling. Communication helps managers to perform their jobs and responsibilities. Communication serves as a foundation for planning. All the essential information must be communicated to the managers who in-turn must communicate the plans so as to implement them. Organizing also requires effective communication with others about their job task. Similarly leaders as managers must communicate effectively with their subordinates so as to achieve the team goals. Controlling is not possible without written and oral communication. Managers devote a great part of their time in communication. They generally devote approximately 6 hours per day in communicating. They spend great time on face to face or telephonic communication with their superiors, subordinates, colleagues, customers or suppliers. Managers also use Written Communication in form of letters, reports or memos wherever oral communication is not feasible. Thus, I can say that “effective communication is a building block of successful organizations”. In other words, communication acts as organizational blood. Before I go into the purpose of this term paper (The Relevance of Communication to Management), I’ll start by defining some certain terms necessary for the understanding and assimilation of this work.

Definition of Communication
From the Microsoft Encarta Student Guide (2009), Communication is said to be the process of sharing ideas, information, and messages with others in a particular time and place. Communication includes writing and talking, as well as nonverbal communication (such as facial expressions, body language, or gestures), visual communication (the use of images or pictures, such as painting, photography, video, or film), and electronic communication (telephone calls, electronic mail, cable television, or satellite broadcasts). Communication is a vital part of personal life and is also important in management, education, and any other situation where people encounter each other. Management is concerned with communication in several special ways. Some businesses build and install communication equipment, such as fax (facsimile) machines, video cameras, CD players, printing presses, personal computers, and telephones. Other companies create some of the messages or content that those technologies carry, such as movies, books, and software. Definition of Management

Management Innovations (2008), “Management is the process of reaching organizational goals by working with and through people and other organizational resources”. Again, from the Microsoft Encarta Student Guide (2009), Management, in business, term used to describe the techniques and expertise of efficient organization, planning, direction, and control of the operations of a business. It can also be said to be the administration of business: the organizing and controlling of the affairs of a business or a sector of a business. Management is a process or series of continuing and related activities, it involves and concentrates on reaching organizational goals, and lastly it reaches these goals by working with and through people and other organizational resources. Relevance of Communication to management

Like said earlier, Communication is a process of conveying meaning form one person...
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