Friday, October 18, 2013

Communication Pt 1

Communication is defined any act by which one person gives to or receives from another person about that persons needs, desires, perception, knowledge, or affective state. In order for communication to take place there must be a sender, a message and a recipient. We all know communication is vital to the success of any process. By definition it takes action on the part of two parties in order for the process to be effective. But here is where it gets tricky. Freedom of speech allows you to speak as you chose but if the intended recipient is not actively listening, does real communication occur? The message portion of the process is very important. When we behave emotionally instead of objectively some messages are lost in the midst of tears and other common theatrics. I prefer a clear and direct approach. Holding back, sugar coating issues and talking around a situation usually makes the situation worse and more complicated. Say what you mean and mean what you say..........

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