ITFT-MEDIA, The barriers to communication

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Communication is a process beginning with a sender who encodes the message and passes it through some channel to the receiver who decodes the message. …

Communication is a process beginning with a sender who encodes the message and passes it through some channel to the receiver who decodes the message.
Communication is fruitful if and only if the messages sent by the sender are interpreted with same meaning by the receiver.
If any kind of disturbance blocks any step of communication, the message will be destroyed. Due to such disturbances, managers in an organization face severe problems

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  • 1. The barriers to communication
  • 2. • Communication is a process beginning with a sender who encodes the message and passes it through some channel to the receiver who decodes the message. • Communication is fruitful if and only if the messages sent by the sender are interpreted with same meaning by the receiver. • If any kind of disturbance blocks any step of communication, the message will be destroyed. Due to such disturbances, managers in an organization face severe problems
  • 3. • The main barriers of communication are summarized below. • Barriers to communication result in undesirable reaction and unfavorable response. • The communication exercise fails because the feedback is absent or falls short of expectation • Barriers to communication are caused by environmental, physical, semantic, attitudinal and varying perceptions of reality
  • 4. Environmental and Physical barriers • (a) Time – adopt appropriate fast channels of communication • (b) Space – maintain the distance in the communication exercise as determined by the situation • (c) Place – Avoid overcrowded incommodious and ill-lit, ill- ventilated places to achieve effective communication • (d) Medium – Choose the appropriate medium oral / written (sign (audio/visual) medium. •
  • 5. Semantic Barriers • – Choose the correct and precise word depending on context and the receiver’s felicity in the use of language. • Cultural Barriers: Understand and accept the cultural variations in individuals and groups. Appreciate them and adopt your communication style to them.
  • 6. • IV. Psychological Barriers: • Try to understand the receiver’s mental make-up and attitudes. • V. Perception of Reality: Try to understand the different levels of perceptions of a situation and an issue. Be open, flexible and transparent
  • 7. Social barrier • Social barriers to communication include the social psychological phenomenon of conformity; a process in which the norms, values and behaviours of an individual begin to follow those of the wider group
  • 8. Overcoming Communication Barriers • Use of Simple Language:. • Active Listening. • Emotional State: • Flexibility in meeting the targets • Simple Organizational Structure: • Avoid Information Overload: • Give Constructive Feedback. • Proper Media Selection
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