Nonverbal Workplace Communication

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Voice quality such as rhythm, timbre, pitch, intonation and the level of stress articulated in the verbal tone are also regarded as nonverbal forms of communication. Nonverbal communication has the ability to reinforce and reiterate what is stated verbally with sequential instead of simultaneous repeating. Nonverbal communication can also indicated information that is contradictory to what is verbally spoken, or 'sending mixed signals'. Moreover, nonverbal communication can be complimentary, accentuate and/or amplify what is verbalized. Additionally, an individual can use nonverbal cues as a disruption to the flow of conversation and as a means of subjugating or attempting to intimidate another individual. Other factors that impact verbal communication include the person's communication, their characteristics, as well as the relationship between the individual "Most social psychologists will tell you that nonverbal communication makes up about two thirds of all communication between two people or between one speaker and a group of listeners (Hogan & Stubbs, 2003). According to Argyle et al., (1988) nonverbal communication has a number of functions with five being primary to include: (1) expressing emotions; (2) expressing interpersonal attitudes of the individual whether speaker or listener; (3)…
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