Overcoming Barriers

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Task 4: Overcoming barriers to communication

The four key barriers to communication are process barriers, personal barriers, physical barriers, and semantic barriers. As an effective manager, I will have to overcome these barriers. The first barrier that I would have to overcome is the process barrier.

1). Process barriers: The process of communication involves a sender of information and a receiver of information. Communication can be defined as the process of transmitting information and common understanding from one person to another. There has to be a common understanding in the exchange of information. This is called the process of communication. The process of communication can break down. Every step of the
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Professionally, some personal barriers come about as a result of problems among members of the staff of an organization. There is a lack of communication, which leads to a lack of understanding. This brought about by such factors as poor management, lack of consultation with employees, personality conflicts which can result in people delaying or refusing to communicate, the personal attitudes of individual employees which may be due to the lack of motivation or dissatisfaction at work, brought about by insufficient training to enable them to carry out particular tasks, or just resistance to change due to entrenched attitudes or personal feeling. Pinpoint problematic areas for improvement. Personal integrity and sincere honesty will have to work hand-in-hand in this portion of overcoming communication barriers, as you will have to resolutely identify problems. Note if communication is based on a sense of common misunderstanding, generalization or even lack of empathy. After identifying personal areas where improvement should be made, you can begin to eliminate barriers separating you from true understanding with others. As a manager, I would have to be able to first; understand that barriers exist and and that they can interfere with effective communication can be the key to overcoming them. It is incumbent upon the messenger to put aside


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