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Communication in Business, Theories and the the importance of effective communication for middle level Manager.

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INTRODUCTION... Communication has existed since the beginning of human beings, but it was not until the 20th century that people began to study the process. As communication technologies developed, so did the theories. Before becoming simply communication, or communication studies, the discipline was formed from three other major studies: psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Psychology is the study of human behaviour, Sociology is the study of society and social process, and anthropology is the study of communication as a factor which develops, maintains, and changes culture. Communication studies focus on communication as central to the human experience, which involves understanding how people behave in creating, exchanging, and interpreting messages.[citation needed] Communication Theory has one universal law posited by S. F. Scudder (1980). The Universal Communication Law states that, "All living entities, beings and creatures communicate." All of the living communicates through movements, sounds, reactions, physical changes, gestures, languages, breath, etc. Communication is a means of survival. Examples - the cry of a child (communication that it is hungry, hurt, cold, etc.); the browning of a leaf (communication that it is dehydrated, thirsty by itself, dying); the cry of an animal (communicating that it is injured, hungry, angry, etc.). Everything living communicates in its way for survival." So First of all we must have a clear idea of what is communication? Well since 1930 so many management and communication specialists have sought to explain what communication is. ...read more.

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As a leader, the most important responsibility is to accomplish tasks and provide valuations. You need to build and manage a high performing team to develop organization and achieve its goals. Therefore effective and good communications are extremely important. As Barrett (2005) points out that: "effective leadership depends on effective communication. It is through effective communication that leaders guide, direct, motivate and inspire. Without effective communication, a manager accomplishes little. Without effective communication, a manager is not an effective leader." Moreover, Walters (2007) also states that: "for many executives, issues such as building a culture of ethics, social responsibility, and sustainability are paramount, along with traditional priorities of financial health, quality, productivity, and furthering of the company's vision and values. The realization of any and all of these issues relies upon a different level of attention to deliberate, strategic, and skilful communication." This means that leaders are communicated to be, they must be able to share their knowledge and concepts, to transmit a sense of urgency and enthusiasm to others. Good communication involves both giving and receiving information. A well-functioning group works when members feel that their views are being heard and addressed. And a leader must communicate effectively to achieve this. Select appropriate criteria to evaluate own ability to communicate effectively in writing.. Written communication is a communication by means of written symbols either printed or hand written. ...read more.

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These meetings also send the message to staff that their opinions are valued, which makes them more likely to share their concerns and ideas. Listen and pay attention to what your subordinates are saying even though they may contradict with management decisions or your own opinion. This is often taken for granted because the management does not give importance to listening. Make sure that supervisors are accessible to the staff they are managing. Ensure that supervisors set aside some "open door" time each day when they are available to staff. To communicate in the workplace in a conversational manner, start by chatting amiably at first to inspire your employee to open up and spark more substantial conversations. Be consistent in your workplace communication, this is one way to show that you are concerned whether they understand your explanation. Conclusion Effective communication in the workplace is an art that every employee must learn in order to blend in a team and help the company grow into new heights. It is expected to have differences in opinion among employees because they could have come from different backgrounds and cultures. That is why we must give importance to communication in the workplace. The very human advancement or reversal can be understood through communication. Effective leaders should recognize the impact of good communication. Leadership communication is a strategic necessity. People are the heart and soul of any business, in order for your business to truly succeed. It's vital that you communicate with them effectively. ...read more.

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