Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Communication for everyday life

Communication plays an important role in everyday life. The word “communication” has been derived from the Latin word “communis”. Communication is next to oxygen and water for the existence of the whole society. Through communication, we can share our opinions, thoughts, feelings, etc. This helps in expressing ourselves and making other person understand our point of view. To satisfy the emotional needs of security and recognition, man can express himself and feels relieved of emotional stress through communication. Human relations are strengthened by communication and promote trust, cooperation and harmony among different individuals. One’s success in his profession mainly depends upon his ability to communicate effectively. Communication is disturbed by different communication barriers which may arise due to the sender’s fault or receiver’s problem or disturbance in the channel. Communication can be made effective by implementing certain principles such as willingness of communicators, good planning, clarity in message, selection of suitable media, active listening etc.

Egoism is one of the barriers of communication. The self-centered persons think that their own ideas are more important and others are wrong. Positive emotions such as love, affection and compassion smoothen the flow of communication whereas negative emotions such as hatred, anger, anxiety obstruct the communication process. Therefore, effective communication requires a soothed heart and a silent mind. Clarity in the message is essential to avoid misunderstandings. Purpose of the communication is to be known by both the parties, if the time and conditions permit to make it effective. Improper timing of communication also hinders the process of communication. Inadequate or over-loaded information also fails to serve the purpose of communication. Planning always promises good communication process. For proper planning, sender should be able to collect the required facts and its logical presentation as per the absorption capacity of the receiver. Active listening and attentive reading is important in verbal communication. Timely and suitable feedback is a testimony for effective communication. The response or reaction may be smiles, signs or may be asking question or calling further explanation or affirmation.

When two or more persons understand one another totally, conducive environment of understanding is created in which disputes and differences among individuals or groups are amicably settled. Highly developed communication system is an index of economic advancement of a country. Communication and economic development are mutually dependent elements.
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