Organizational Models of Effective Communication
The IUP Journal of Soft Skills, Vol. X, No. 2, June 2016, pp. 56-65
Posted: 14 Feb 2017
Date Written: 2016
Communication! The one skill we always keep learning! From our parents teaching us little tips in listening and speaking and teachers guiding us on how to talk to friends and elders, to institutes coaching us on being confident in interviews to organizations training us on continuously improving our communication with our team members, bosses, and clients—learning effective communication has become an essential skill for almost any career today. So, it is no surprise that there are innumerable number of models, concepts, and theories of how effective communication can take place in organizations. Unfortunately, most of these, though they give a deep understanding conceptually, do not give any key parameters that one can instantly use to say whether or not the communication happening is effective. This paper attempts to give just that—a basic theory of communication, in the author’s own model, derived from research on various earlier models, with the simple difference of also being a checklist that one can use to instantly check how effective and how good their communication is at that point in time. This paper seeks to make it easy for one to use good communication techniques one after the other, rather than make it seem like a big mountain to climb with a peak that seems so out of reach.
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