Communication Barriers

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Communication Barriers

  1. 1. - Sreenath S
  2. 2. Introduction Communication is the process by which the source transmit any messages, ideas, information to the receiver through a medium. Barriers of communication are the hindrances or difficulties involved in the process of communication which distort the message from being properly understood by the receiver.
  3. 3. Types of barriers Barriers Semantic Organisation Barriers Psychological Barriers Other Barriers
  4. 4. Semantic Barriers Lack of common language   Poor vocabulary  Use of jargons  Poor grammar, punctuation  Round about verbiage  Lack of clarity in the message
  5. 5. Organizational Barriers Complexity in organizational structure   Status & positions  Policies, rules & regulations  Wrong choice of medium  Communication overload  Fear of superiors
  6. 6. Psychological Barriers Attitudes & Values   Difference in Perceptions  Past Experiences  Source Incredibility  Abstraction  Filtration  Resistance to Change
  7. 7. Other Barriers Cultural Difference   Distance & Time  Technical Problems  Fear  Poor Communication Skills  Insufficient Adjustment Periods
  8. 8. Ways to overcome barriers Sharpening communication skills  Use simple language  Being receptive to changes  Improving listening skills  Avoid Jargons  Open-mindedness  Avoid prejudice  Message should be clear and brief 
  9. 9. Contd.. Avoid fear   Build credibility  Understanding receiver  Selection of proper channel  Develop emotional stability  Receive feedback
  10. 10. Conclusion Even though physical barriers of communication are rapidly leaving the scene psychological barriers are difficult to overcome in any field due to the complexity of the society, steps can be taken to minimize its effect for better communication results.

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