Understanding Communication in the Workplace

At a very basic level, communication is the way that human beings interact with and, ultimately, understand one another. We all know that.

In the workplace, sometimes there are “communication issues.” Organizational and communication HR specialists talk about this, but others may scoff at it as nebulous hodge-lodge because they do not have the background to understand it (in my opinion, this itself is an example of a communication issue).

Technical professionals may not believe in such “communication issues” because they simply are not trained to see the workplace or the world that way.

But, “communication issues” exist exactly for this reason — because the receiver of a message may not have the background to understand the message that the sender is trying to communicate, regardless of how well-crafted the words may be.

And, such are the limits of oral and written communication in general.

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