Effective Communication at Workplace

3033 Words Dec 4th, 2008 13 Pages
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION AT WORKPLACE

Definition of Communication

Communication is an exchange of feelings, ideas and information, whether by speaking, writing, signals or behaviors. When a person sends or receives information, ideas and feelings with others, they are not only using spoken or written communication but also nonverbal communication.

Effective communication skills are necessary for smooth relations with other people. They can be your family, friends, colleagues or even strangers. Communication is engaging in an exchange with another person. Knowing how to communicate effectively will help you get across what you mean more efficiently and can also minimize friction and misunderstandings.

Definition of Communication
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As a boss, you are constantly advising, informing, explaining, discussing, reviewing, counseling, guiding, suggesting, persuading, convincing, coaching, humoring, and responding. Employees seek and deserve a boss who is open, accessible, and responsive. By having frequent direct contact with your employees, listening to what they say, and having honest two-way communication with them, you are far more likely to be the boss they deserve, respect, and trust. And you are far more likely to identify issues before they become problems, and solve problems before they become crises.

Skillful communicators understand the importance of verbal and nonverbal communication and use it to increase their effectiveness, as well as use it to understand more clearly what someone else is really saying.

Effective communication in the workplace is necessary for productivity and smooth operations. People will get along well, when respect and appreciation is practiced in the workplace. It is important to eliminate negativity in the workplace. This can be done by effective communication skills. When you reduce negativity, communicating will be easier and much.

Effective Communication is therefore critical to the success of an organization because:-
• Organizations today are becoming more complex both in structure and technology.
• Economic and market conditions are forcing greater efficiency