Essays on Effective Communication Portfolio Assignment

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Task OneCommunication is much more than mere speaking as the interaction between the speakers should bring out certain meanings through words or actions. Communication is highly considered and restricted to word and language but in reality it includes body language, actions and perception that the message is able to create in the mind of the listener. In a similar manner the process of communication is not only dependent on the sender but also depends on the manner the receiver depicts the message. If the message is not interpreted in the same manner as the receiver intends to send then the basic aim and objective of communication is defeated.

This thereby makes communication a process which determines the manner in which the different expressions are interpreted. Flaw in communication can damage the intent or purpose of communication and might fetch a result which is not as per the desired intention. Effective communication is thereby essential in every facets of life like personal, professional and social. It can be seen from a situation which I encountered. My superior had requested me to carry out a survey to identify the manner in which employees are satisfied but I misinterpreted the communication and as a result looked at examining the manner in which employee’s workplace had a role in satisfaction of employees (Imahori & Lanigan, 2002).

This resulted in a complete wrong interpretation of the communication process and as a result the work which was carried out was wrong and incomplete. This highlighted that having an incomplete form of communication where the sender and the receiver doesn’t connotes the message in the same form results in wrong understanding and could results in wastage of resources, time, effort and money.

The communication process thereby needs to include sender, message, encoding, receiver, decoding and feedback so that the complete message is correctly passed and interpreted. To ensure that the communication process is clear and complete different models and theories have been developed which are aimed towards improving the effectiveness of communication. The different communication models serves as tool through which researchers, practitioners and students are able to develop a process and mechanism through which better communication takes place (Imahori & Lanigan, 2002).

One such model which has been developed is the Transmission Model of Communication. This model reduces the message to a process through which transmitting information becomes easy. This model tends to include five elements namely a source of information, the transmitter, a channel, receiver and a destination where the message arrives (Wood, 2002). This will thereby help to ensure that the entire message is communicated completely and will provide the receiver of the message to decode the message correctly. The above model of communication has some errors as it follows one way communication and at times might result in a situation where the receiver is unable to receive the message correctly which makes it difficult to decode the message as well.

Using the Derivate Model of Communication at this point would be helpful as it will ensure a two way process of communication. This model will help to ensure that the process becomes clear and the receiver is able to decode the message correctly (Wood, 2002). This method also has some errors as the message can be manipulated based on what the sender wants to communicate by making changes in the messages which has to be communicated.

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