10 pointsplease for homework.?


What are some barriers to effective communication?



  1. Alice C
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    Encoding Barriers. The process of selecting and organizing symbols to represent a message requires skill and knowledge. Obstacles listed below can interfere with an effective message. 1. Lack of Sensitivity to Receiver. A breakdown in communication may result when a message is not adapted to its receiver. Recognizing the receiver’s needs, status, knowledge of the subject, and language skills assists the sender in preparing a successful message. If a customer is angry, for example, an effective response may be just to listen to the person vent for awhile. 2. Lack of Basic Communication Skills. The receiver is less likely to understand the message if the sender has trouble choosing the precise words needed and arranging those words in a grammatically-correct sentence. 3. Insufficient Knowledge of the Subject. If the sender lacks specific information about something, the receiver will likely receive an unclear or mixed message. Have you shopped for an item such as a computer, and experienced how some salespeople can explain complicated terms and ideas in a simple way? Others cannot. 4. Information Overload. If you receive a message with too much information, you may tend to put up a barrier because the amount of information is coming so fast that you may have difficulty comfortably interpreting that information. If you are selling an item with twenty-five terrific features, pick two or three important features to emphasize instead of overwhelming your receiver (ho-hum) with an information avalanche. 5. Emotional Interference. An emotional individual may not be able to communicate well. If someone is angry, hostile, resentful, joyful, or fearful, that person may be too preoccupied with emotions to receive the intended message. If you don’t like someone, for example, you may have trouble “hearing” them. Transmitting Barriers: Things that get in the way of message transmission are sometimes called “noise.” Communication may be difficult because of noise and some of these problems: 1. Physical Distractions. A bad cellular phone line or a noisy restaurant can destroy communication. If an E-mail message or letter is not formatted properly, or if it contains grammatical and spelling errors, the receiver may not be able to concentrate on the message because the physical appearance of the letter or E-mail is sloppy and unprofessional. 2. Conflicting Messages. Messages that cause a conflict in perception for the receiver may result in incomplete communication. For example, if a person constantly uses jargon or slang to communicate with someone from another country who has never heard such expressions, mixed messages are sure to result. Another example of conflicting messages might be if a supervisor requests a report immediately without giving the report writer enough time to gather the proper information. Does the report writer emphasize speed in writing the report, or accuracy in gathering the data? 3. Channel Barriers. If the sender chooses an inappropriate channel of communication, communication may cease. Detailed instructions presented over the telephone, for example, may be frustrating for both communicators. If you are on a computer technical support help line discussing a problem, it would be helpful for you to be sitting in front of a computer, as opposed to taking notes from the support staff and then returning to your computer station. 4. Long Communication Chain. The longer the communication chain, the greater the chance for error. If a message is passed through too many receivers, the message often becomes distorted. If a person starts a message at one end of a communication chain of ten people, for example, the message that eventually returns is usually liberally altered. Decoding Barriers. The communication cycle may break down at the receiving end for some of these reasons: 1. Lack of Interest. If a message reaches a reader who is not interested in the message, the reader may read the message hurriedly or listen to the message carelessly. Miscommunication may result in both cases. 2. Lack of Knowledge. If a receiver is unable to understand a message filled with technical information, communication will break down. Unless a computer user knows something about the Windows environment, for example, the user may have difficulty organizing files if given technical instructions. 3. Lack of Communication Skills. Those who have weak reading and listening skills make ineffective receivers. On the other hand, those who have a good professional vocabulary and who concentrate on listening, have less trouble hearing and interpreting good communication. Many people tune out who is talking and mentally rehearse what they are going to say in return. We’ll see some techniques for improving listening skills in Chapter 2. 4. Emotional Distractions. If emotions interfere with the creation and transmission of a message, they can also d
  2. Katie B.
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    Language, if the people don’t speak the same language, its gonna be hard to communicate. Or if the person is talking really fast and slurring their words.

  3. missymyshock
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    Speech/Theatre, BMA (Business, Management, and Administration, AKA: Computer Class), going to a career center in your junior and senior year also helps for more effective communication.

  4. jMan
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    Cultural, National, Language, Quality of speech, Technology, Psychological, Mood, Body Language, Knowledge, Discomfort, Media used (e.g. phone) Introverted, Contextual, Contradiction, Quantity, Intelligence, Dislike, and Desire

  5. mandabear
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    1. not speaking the same language
    2. knowing your audience ( you would communicate differently with a room of toddlers and a room of adults )
    3. knowing your information ( if you don’t know what you’re talking about, you can’t communicate effectively )
    4. disorganization ( if you haven’t thought about what you want to say beforehand you can end up blabbering on and jumping from one idea to the next )
    5. not getting the audience’s attention ( if they’re bored, then they’re probably not listening )

  6. **~~}H4YL3Y{~~** [RAW X-WAY]
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    Body language is an important factor as if you have negative body language your conversation could become negative also if theres is a language barrier id your speaking to a french person for example but you don’t speak or understand french you wouldn’t be able to respond. Hope this helps if you have any more homework problems don’t hesitate to email me and i will happily help you Good Luck 😀

  7. melislyn
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    refusal to listen to content in context

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