Effective Communication is the thread that binds our society together. Effective communicators are able to use thread to shape the future. To be an effective communicator, one must know how to put words together that communicate thoughts, ideas, and feelings. That is why communicating effectively in the workplace is so important. It helps us better understand a person or situation, enables us to resolve differences, build trust and respect, and create environments where creative ideas, problem solving, affection, and caring can flourish.
As simple as communication seems, much of what we try to communicate and others try to communicate to us, can get misunderstood. This usually can cause a conflict and frustration in professional and personal relationship. That is why it is critical to understand and be aware of the potential sources of communication barriers. Some of these barriers can include language, defensiveness behavior, and misreading of body language. Avoiding these barriers can be very important, because it provides employees with a clear understanding of what is demanded of them, with knowledge of what to do and what to expect. For organizations, such a communication style creates effective performance of staff and, in return, increases customer loyalty and profit.
What is effective communication and why is it important? In today’s world, we have to send, receive, and process numbers of messages every day. But effective communication is about more than just exchanging information. According to Maxwell (1999), “Effective communication requires you to also understand the emotion behind the information” (8). It can improve relationship at work, and in social situations by deepening your connections to others and improving teamwork, decision-making, caring, and problem solving. It enables you to communicate even negative or difficult messages without creating conflict or destroying trust. Effective communication
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