Barriers in Communication
Barriers in Communication
1 ;- Lack of Planning
Planning is the soul of communication, Too often people start the writing or speaking without planning the if cost. channel. or the time of the message is not the planned.
2 ;- Language Problem
When we choose the words for our message. we indicate that we are members of a particular group. Our language and vocabulary may impose their own barriers on our message. For. example. the language of an accountant differs from that of a doctor.
3 ;- Information Overload
Too much information is very bad because in this case the important messages are buried, people facing information overload sometimes tend to ignore some of the messages. They have less time to cope with each message.
4 ;- Inefficient Communication
Producing worthless messages wastes time and resources, It contributes to communication overload Reduce the number of messages by thinking twice before sending one, Then speed up the process, Be clear about the writing assignments you accept as well as the ones you assign.
5 ;- Complex Message
When we send a message. We communicate both as an individual and as representative of an organization, So, We must adjust our own ideas and style so that they are acceptable to our receiver.
6 ;- Incorrect Choice of Medium
If we chose an incorrect communication medium, our message can be distorted. We can choose a medium keeping. in view of the receiver and the nature of the message. Media richness is the value of the medium in a given communication situation.
7 ;- Poor Listening
Perhaps the most common barrier to the reception is simply a lack of attention on the receiver’s part. Too few of us listen well. We all let our minds wander now and then. people are likely to lose focus when the information is difficult to understand.
8 ;- Differing Status
Employees of lower status may be too conscious when sending messages to managers by refusing to discuss less important issues, moreover. people belonging to a particular department have different attitudes from those of other departments.
9 ;- Differing Backgrounds
When our receiver’s life experience differs heavily from ours, communication becomes more difficult, Age, education, gender, social status, economic position, cultural background, temperament, health.
beauty, popularity. religion, political belief . etc. make understanding difficult.
10 ;- Physical Distractions
Communication barriers are often thewed physical: bad connections. poor sound system, illegible copy. Noise can completely block an effective message. A receiver may also be distracted, by an uncomfortable chair, poor lighting, etc.