The Factors that Affect Effective Communication in the Workplace
The Mico University College
This paper is submitted in partial fulfillment as a requirement of the Bachelors in Education, School Management and Leadership.
Paper Outline The content of this paper seeks to delineate the factors that affect or hinder communication. In the latter of this document the following areas will be discussed: * Definition of communication - in relation to its effectiveness
Factors to be discussed: * Sender * Time * Geographical Distance * Medium * Poor Expression * Lack of Planning/Expression
This paper is submitted by Andrea Anderson, Id #: 1211210315
Effective Communication within the Workplace “Communications are terrible” - a common widespread complaint of most workers in organizations. The abovementioned phrase begs the question, why is communication so terrible and what can be done to reduce this complaint. Communication is particularly vital for administration, as it is a fundamental element in organizations (Klaus and Bass, 1982). Communication within the organization is thought to be important as it governs the extent to which the organization’s performance is improved or worsened. Therefore, in agreement with the fact that effective communication is vital for the performance of any organization, this document seeks to identify the factors that affect or hinder effective communication within an organization.
In order to truly assess the problem, one has to explore the source from which this phenomena stems.
Fiske (1990) argues that:
Communication is one of those human activities that everyone recognizes but few can define satisfactorily. Communication is talking to one another, it is television, it is spreading information, it’s a hairstyle, it is literary criticism: and the list is endless (p. 1).
Thus, one may argue that communication