Barriers Of Communication

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Communication is one of the most important aspects of business. Communication, whether it be oral, written, or non-verbal, is very important for relaying messages. There is a process of communication, which involves a sender encoding, or forming the information into language or symbol, in which they would like to share with a receiver, who is required to decode, or interpret the message, in order for the process to be completed. Communication seems like a simple closed loop process, but there are many variables in which throw the process off. Simple things like appropriately listening, noise, perception of certain words or actions can all interrupt the flow of information. There are several barriers to communication, these consist of four …show more content…
The medium may be anything from the actual forum of meeting, size of a meeting, call, email, letter, conversation, internet, and so on. Possible breakdown in the communication process is easier than you might expect. The sender might not encode the information properly, due to poor language skills or poor word choice, or even procrastinating the sending of the message. The receiver might be emotional reactions, not having the proper language skills to understand the word choice, misinterpretation of the message or jargon used, mixing up non-verbal and verbal ques. The medium might be a busy place or loud environment, or even a low battery or internet outage. Feedback from receiver might show no comprehension, such as lack of response or blank look on their face. All of these examples are a breakdown in the transmission of the information between …show more content…
Semantics can be small changes to a word or tone that change the meaning of the message. If I asked an employee “when a project would be completed”, and got a response of “a few days” would be semantics, it could mean 3-6 days to the employee and 3-4 days to me. Being specific with answers and even questions helps communication to be more effective. If I would have asked “which day in the next two weeks, will Project A be completed?, “ I am now being specific in what I am asking. I am going to expect a day of the week during the next two weeks. Word choice is a small change that can make a huge change in the long run, this saves me having to email or call a second time to get the answer I

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