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DILIP KUMAR
NIT CALICUT

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Communication Barriers

  1. 1. BARRIERS IN COMMUNICATION Communication is not always successful. Several things prevent the message from reaching the recipient or having the desired effect on the recipient. The problem areas at every stage in the process of communication and other things that can distort communication is called the barriers of communication.
  2. 2. Types of Barriers  Physical Barriers  Semantic Barriers  Language Barriers  Socio-psychological Barriers  Organisational Barriers  Cross-cultural Barriers
  3. 3. Physical barrier Obstacle that prevent a message from reaching the intended recipient may be outside and beyond the control of the persons concerned.  Defects in the medium :- Defects in the devices like telephone, postal System, failure in Electronic medium etc.  Noise in the environment :-Noise during transmission process carried by air vibration, traffic,factory work, talking  Information overloaded :- Too much information e.g. advertising and sales information
  4. 4. Semantic and language Barriers  Semantic barrier arises because words means different things to different persons.  Age, Education, Cultural background, words having multiple meaning, technical terms, pronunciation and the stress on words, similar sounding convey different meanings etc.
  5. 5. Socio-psychological Barriers  Most of the socio-psychological barriers operate at the emotional level.  lf-centered attitudes :-Looking everything from the point of view of our own interest & Desires, some useful Information is missed  Group identification :-Values & opinions influenced by groups like family, relatives, locality, Nationality,language becomes barrier to communication
  6. 6.  Filtering :-Filtering is the process of reducing the detail or aspects of a message which results in loss of information.  Status block :-Social and official status distance can raise a difficult barrier.  Poor communication skill :-Lack of communication skill prevents a person from framing the message properly.  State of health :-Physical condition like pain or fever makes a person disinclined to engage in communication.Perception is also low in poor state of health.
  7. 7. Organisational Barriers caused by delay made in the movement of the information,misinterpretation, lack of understanding, negligence,filtrations at every level etc affect the efficiency as well as the quality of work.  Orgnizational policy  Organizational rules and regulations  Status relationship in organisation  Lack of oragnisational facilities  Wrong choice of channel
  8. 8. Cross-cultural Barriers  Cross cultural factors naturally increases the possible problems of communication. If, for historical or political reasons, the relationship between two countries are not friendly, there can be even greater problems of communication. Significant differences between cultures are:  National character/basic personality ,Language ,Values and norms of behavior,Social relationships, thinking process, perception,concept of time, concept of space.
  9. 9. Tips to avoid barriers in work place  Avoid vulgur language  Have no assumptions  Do not cross question during important discussions or meetings.  Provide proper information related to the work before enaging in work.
  10. 10. Tips to avoid barriers in work place  Avoid vulgur language  Have no assumptions  Do not cross question during important discussions or meetings.  Provide proper information related to the work before enaging in work.

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