The importance of communication is said to be significant, maybe the most important life skill. Daily functions are reliant on communication, verbal and nonverbal. There are numerous ways to communicate with those people around us. Take a moment to analyze your environment and notice the different messages around you. In fact, in some environments it is easy to get stimulated and overwhelmed by all these messages that we stop looking and even try to turn some of it out. When was the last time you took a look at the communication bulletin and read ever nugget of information that is available?
As individuals, we learn through communication by using the spoken language, pictures, and signs. Without communication, our interactions would be diminished. When it comes to business, communication plays a role in sales thus impacting the net earnings of the business. A key function of management and leadership is the ability to communicate with peers, coworkers, and customers. With all the different hats managers wear, communication is central in the execution of activities. An inability to communicate effectively may result in organizational failure.
Communication is the process of expressing a message from one individual to another. Communication is not only the process of speaking but involves much more. For example, communication can include print or digital media through the written word. Communication can also include visual images through art as in logo and graphs. Additionally, speakers utilize body language and facial expression to create imagery.
Communication consists of general approaches. First, communication can be one-way, which is communication that occurs primarily through telling and directing with the goal of initiating a response. However, there is no direct individual who is available to respond.
The second approach is two-way communication. This style of communication allows two parties to interact with one another through dialog.
Importance of communication and how well it is received dictates the quality of the communication. If the communication is not welcomed, ignored, or not eye catching the communication falls flat. Therefore, it is important to take the time to develop one’s communication skills. No matter what age you might be, we can all receive value from communication development thus improving our own individual living standards.
We rely on communication in both our everyday and professional lives. We are always coming into contact with people who have the potential to shape our lives for better or worse its a matter of how we accept messages and allow the messages to influence our actions.
In a couple of other posts we have previously gone into more detail about barriers to communication. As a bit of a recap, we will briefly cover some of the barriers to communication.
Effective communication is clear and provides enough details so that the listener has no need to make assumptions. Communication can make things colorful and provide energy and excitement toward a situation. There are three aspects of communication to keep in mind permit people to influence their thinking, help people to learn, and can help differentiate you and your organization.
Leaders use communication to inspire and motivate others to accomplish great feats. They are successful because they provide the details that help others to take responsibility and improve decision making. Communications help to bring individuals together and can change the attitudes of followers as they face challenges. Moreover, communication is helpful in controlling others by providing directions and adheres to the culture and policies within the organization.
Management involves a lot of time conversing and interacting with others to achieve the goals of the business in order to attain the vision throughout the organization. Managers use communication in planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling.
In order for followers to take responsibility, they need to understand the expectations of the manager. When expectations are clear, followers can prepare for appropriate decisions on behalf of the manager.
Leaders know the value of communication and can do so effectively. This cornerstone will differentiate successful managers from managers who hold the position in name only while helping the organization be noteworthy.
When communication occurs things just seem to go smoother and people perform at more optimum levels. As a result, organizations can achieve higher levels of success as they set themselves apart from their competitors.
Clear communication is mutually beneficial to all parties. For example, when organizations respond to the needs of their customers, they are able to match the benefits and features of the products and services the organization offers with those that are desirable. In turn, the organization will attract additional customers by listening to their users.
The importance of communication to leaders is that is aides them in being successful. The time investment to build communication skills is very beneficial and will be advantageous to those who take the time to learn how to be an effective communicator.
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David Moriarty writes about leadership, life purpose, and cancer recovery. He is a teacher who works with youth. Previously he overcame his battle with cancer. Currently he is pursuing a degree in leadership.
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