Workplace Communication Barriers

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In life, individuals are faced with many barriers in the workplace that make it difficult for them to carry out the duties of their job. Despite of all the changes the Government of Canada has put in place through Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) in order to make public and workplaces more accessible, some workplaces still can’t provide safe, comfortable and convenient accessible environment to the physical disability employees (Government of Canada, 2018). Physical barriers (disability) can be a work station, no accessibility for wheelchairs, an office layout or anything that could limit someone’s ability to perform inherent requirements of a job. One of the most common of social barriers in the workplace is communication. Social communication …show more content…
Social barriers in workplaces can be due to verbal or nonverbal communication and language barriers. Communication among employees is significant in the productivity and functioning of companies. Lack of communication in the workplace can lead to conflicts and disagreements with employees, which can result in decreased performance. Also, miscommunication can lead to gossip and conflicts within coworkers. In addition, nonverbal and verbal communication can be a barrier in the workplace due to misinterpretation. Nonverbal communication cues are fundamental factors in interpersonal relationships. Therefore, to maintain a positive relationship among employees it is important to maintain a positive communication style among employees. In order for companies to succeed, it is important for them to understand and be aware of current nonverbal cues. Furthermore, methods in which companies can overcome these barriers are by implementing communication training to all employees. By providing training and workshops for communication, the companies are providing all employees access to equal accessibility to improve language and social interactions. In addition, it is necessary for managers to have an unbiased perspective on different language and communication styles, in order to overcome such barriers. In conclusion, communication barriers can be detrimental to companies’ success and performance; however it can be prevented by …show more content…
If the individuals have no problem to perform the duty of the job, the physical disability is not an issue. Sometimes, a workplace might need a few adjustments to make it accessible for employees with physical disabilities. Encouraging career dependency may be advantageous to the organisation. For example, an individual who uses a wheelchair may have some problems addressing his way around the office. It is the employer’s responsibility to accommodate this employee by rearrange some furniture, make an open and inviting environment that is well-designed can positively influence the way someone feel and behave in the workplace, also the employer can provide a ramp or an elevator for those who uses wheelchair, putting the signing board at reaching level for them. For those with social barriers (communication), maintaining a positive relationship among employers and employees very crucial as it one of the most important key to succeed in the workplace. Employers, who provide training and workshops for communication for their employees, provide access to equal accessibility to improve language and social interactions as well. I providing training and workshops for communication, the companies are providing all employees access to equal accessibility to improve language and social interactions. If physical barriers are reduced or eliminated, the communication becomes

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