Effective Business Communication

1195 Words Jan 8th, 2018 5 Pages
The sender transmits a message while the receiver decodes the message sent (Innis, 1950). The key elements of myriad communication models are: the sender, the receiver, the message, the channel or the medium through which the message is conveyed, the context, noise/interference, and feedback (Dimbleby & Burton, 1998). Communication will be considered effective when the receiver fully understands the sender's message.
The sender or the source traditionally initiates communication process in a business setting. The audience becomes the receiver. The sender and the receiver engage in turn-taking (Heath & Bryant, 2000). This kind of interaction implies that whatever message the sender transmits can affect the sender and vice-versa.
Context in the communication process implies communication takes place in a given surrounding (Dimbleby & Burton, 1998). Physical context may imply that communication may be taking place in the office or in ones living room. Social context may be a club set up. There is also a cultural context. There are a set of circumstances and beliefs that impact a communication process.
Noise/interference disrupts communication process. Noise can be physical or psychological. Disruption is often attributed to elements in the system (Dimbleby & Burton, 1998). When a receiver responds to a message sent by the sender there is some…