Essay 1.1 Identify the Different Reasons People Communicate

717 Words Jan 31st, 2012 3 Pages
I am of the opinion that as a child practitioner an essential part of our work role will involve actively seeking to evolve and where apt build relationships. Consequently having a significant impact on children and young people’s lives.

As quoted, (Children and young peoples workforce, early and child care book 2010) there are a number of reasons why people communicate which are to:
• Build relationships
The ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of people is a vital factor in working towards building relationships that may flourish and enable the gaining of confidence and trust. For example in working with some young children who may have difficulty expressing themselves, an array of emotions could be displayed,
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I.e. praising a child or your colleague, being a listening ear, giving constructive feedback and being approachable. This stance can elevate confidence and vision.

• Express needs and feelings
It is important for young people and colleagues feel that they can express their needs and feelings without being judged or discriminated against. Consequently I feel it is important for a practitioner where appropriate to put aside their personal judgements to facilitate others and provide them with an opportunity to be heard and supported. For example this stance can allow others to find their voice and raise self esteem.

• Share ideas and thoughts
I am of an opinion that sharing ideas and thoughts is an essential part of communication. It can foster a better understanding of each other and issues promoting respect, confidence and new approaches. In working in a team or with young people it can enable the forming of new relationships creating better working practices and pro change and more productive outcomes.

1.2 Explain how communication affects relationships in the work setting

In order for communication to be effective within a work setting it is essential to establish and sustain good relationships with a diverse range of people and agencies. Within a work setting, poor communication can lead to a number of factors, i.e. low moral, mistrust, anger, anxiety and isolation. If communication issues are not resolved
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