Dear Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center,. I Have

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Dear Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center, I have been recently taking an interpersonal communication course and have discovered a great deal of information that I believe can be extremely beneficial to our agency’s communication effectiveness. I invite you all to think back to one of our previous meetings, do you recall any of the following? A lack of eye contact, a lack of enthusiasm, and frustrated looks on faces? How about an overall sense of discontent so much so that people are disengaged and have started using their laptops and phones, and some are even leaving early after arriving late. These are just a few barriers to effective workplace communication, but it is the understanding of these barriers, the understanding of…show more content…
2). Communication is a basic skill that humans use to relate to one another, express themselves and their emotions, and share past experiences and stories. Imagine trying to effectively communicate with a bad communicator, is it obvious that someone is not an effective communicator? There are two models of communication that are used, the linear model of communication and the transaction model of communication. When used effectively, individuals can communicate interpersonally in both face-to-face interactions and through mediated channels. There are basic principles of interpersonal communication that when understood can help an individual be an overall more effective communicator. According to Bevan and Sole (2014) those basic principles are: (1) take responsibility for your communication behavior, (2) remember that communication involves shared meaning, (3) acknowledge that your view of a situation is only one of many views, (4) respect others as well as yourself, (5) listen and evaluate the other person’s statements before responding, (6) practice being a competent communicator (Section 1.4, para. 2). Of all the basic principles, the two that can benefit our agency are: acknowledge that your view of a situation is only one of many views, and take responsibility for your communication behavior. Acknowledge that your view of a situation is only one of many views
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