Estella P Valdez-Delgado
COM425: Communication in Organizations
Prof. Marice Jackson
April 15, 2013
Effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills are valuable in any organization. Some organizations will spend a lot of money to train their employees on how to effectively communicate. Good communication skills go beyond conversations, but employees must know how to communicate well in written reports and emails. Understanding the benefits of effective communication helps organizations place a focus on developing a workforce that is able to communicate within the firm and with customers, vendors and international business partners.
“An understanding of quantum gravity can only get you so far if your idea of communication is talking to your desk plant. Whether you want to stay in science or move elsewhere, having a robust set of transferable skills is essential for your career” (Motluk, 2011). This article is comparing scientist’s way of communicating to each other versus how “regular” people communicate. It emphasizes how important communication is between anyone. I believe we are all the same when it comes to communicating. We all want to feel like we are part of the organization and to be informed of anything that may or may not affect our job. I feel that strong communication skills are necessary in every type of organization. I will be providing some reasons why I feel strongly about it. I feel it begins with diversity, team work, and employee morale. These things are what make an organization successful in communication. Effective workplace communication is important in companies with workplace diversity. Good communication skills help to reduce the barriers erected because of language and cultural differences. Companies that provide communication training to domestic and international employees reap the benefits of effective workplace communication. Companies can avoid cultural confusion and miscommunication by training...
References: Kreps, G.L. (2011). Communication in organizations. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Motluk, A. (2011). A tool kit for the real world. New Scientist, 209, 5. Retrieved from http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19969-a-tool-kit-for-the-real-world.html?full=true
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