Essays on Role of Effective Communication Skills Coursework

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The paper "Role of Effective Communication Skills" is a good example of business coursework.   Effective communication is one of the most significant needs of the global era, where everyone and everything is connected. The free flow of ideas, concepts and sharing of data is what has helped the globalised era to be realised in a highly effective manner. For persons to be established in any industry today, it is imperative that they have well-developed communication skills in order to conduct themselves in the industry as well as to ensure that they themselves can grow as individuals. The following paper would be a detailed discussion conducted on the role of effective communication skills, where what exactly does communication entail be established, and various communicational theories will be explored and analysed.

In the last section of the paper, a discussion shall be conducted on the various methods through which one can improve his or her own communication skills. Communication When one communicates, one tries to ensure that one is being able to put across information and data which is useful. This process is known as communication. Thus, it can be established that communication entails an act of transmission of information that is deemed useful from one person to the other.

For a process of communication to occur it is important that there is a message that that has to be transferred, there is a sender who will send the message across, and there is a receiver who will receive the message, although it is not important that the receiver is aware of the fact that the sender is sending a message across or is even aware that a message has been sent at the time the communication has occurred for it to be a legitimate activity.

Thus, the activity of communication is one which can occur across a wide distance as well as a large time frame (Littlejohn, S, 2002). It has to be realized that for a process of communication to be effectively completed, it is imperative that the receiver is aware of the information that the sender was trying to communicate and has been able to understand the sender’ s message completely. For a communication process to take place between two individuals it is important that the two share a common communicative link or channel. Thus the process of communication can be defined a process of transferring of information that is useful from one source who sends the message, that is the sender, and the person who receives the message, that is the receiver, so that an effective channel of information transformation is established, and the receiver completely comprehends the data that the sender has tried to transfer. When looking into the role of human communication one has to realize that there are a number of factors that need to be considered when communicating.

When one looks at the various methods of communication, one has to realize that the interpretation of human communication can be looked into and analyzed on the basis of the various fields that they are studied from. There are subjects such as anthropology, psychology, sociology and others that look into studying the effect on human communication and its role in human life (Rothwell, J. Dan, 2010). Scholars have over the years developed various theories in relation to the communication that takes place, and it is important that one is able to understand and comprehend these theories so as to ensure that one is able to understand the role of communication in the working space in an effective manner.


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