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BENEFITS OF GOOD COMMUNICATION IN WORKPLACE

By NBF News

Good communication in the workplace is essential and helps to improve morale, increase efficiency and create healthy working relationships.

In any form of employment, good communication skills are a real asset and particularly in today's difficult financial climate, it is more important than ever to be able to communicate effectively whether this be with colleagues, employers, employees or customers. For those who have been made redundant and are now facing job interviews or are having problems with others within the workplace, effective communication skills will be an extremely useful resource.

Understanding good communication skills

When most people think about communication it is usually speaking that first springs to mind, however, being able to listen well is a large part of effective communication. It is also about being able to listen to what the other person is not actually saying but is communicating through non-verbal behaviours. Examples of non-verbal communication include using gestures, facial expressions, body language as well as using various props.

Good workplace communication improves morale

A major benefit of good communication within the workplace is that it may very likely lead to an improvement in office morale. For example if employees never or rarely receive any kind of positive feedback or idea as to how the company is performing then it is often quite difficult to stay motivated. When very little is communicated back to employees this may also trigger a sense of distrust leading to increased tension and conflict.

Good workplace communication increases efficiency

When employers, directors and managers are able to regularly provide effective communication this in turn will lead to an increase in efficiency within the workplace. If employees are clear about the company's goals and how they have an important part to play in achieving these goals then there is likely to be greater productivity, in addition to a sense of being part of a team and of ownership.

Effective communication improves working relationships

There is nothing like poor communication to trigger office rumours, gossip and conflict as well as distrust among colleagues, managers and employers. This is because when someone hears half a conversation or listens to badly communicated messages being relayed, the actual meaning often is lost and twisted. In order to achieve healthy working relationships there needs to be an atmosphere of trust and honesty which requires good communication skills.

As highlighted above, effective communication skills are a key aspect of being able to succeed within the workplace environment. Good communication improves office morale, reduces messy office politics and decreases workplace conflict, making for a healthier, happier workforce.

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Leonard Folarin.. | 1/20/2015 4:27:00 PM
good communication fosters individuals and workers towards the pursue of agreed goals.. good communication also makes transfer of knowledge easy... develops character and skill acquisition.... Communication... Good communication to me is the blood of every communication and the key to success in our business career as well as in our personal life! (Dept Of Masscomm, CALEB UNIVERSITY, LAGOS)
Ezuma Peace,CU,Lagos | 2/10/2016 11:24:00 PM
The importance of an effective communication cannot be overemphasized, as it is the lifeblood of an organisation or reationship. The importance of communication is not only limited to the workplace/ environment aone but also to the school, media houses etc. As explained in the article, communication is not only streamlined to verbal communication but also non verbal communication which includes signs, gestures, pictures etc. all which have the primary aim of passing INFORMATION. In an environment where there is lack of communication, there cannot be any form of understanding because no information have been passed out to anyone. Without an effective communication, there is bound to be inefficiency and lack of productivity. In personal relationship, could lead to a breakdown because the parties in the relationship would be working at cross purposes.
Ali Faith Osaluesse | 2/11/2016 12:11:00 AM
In agreement with this article, all i have to say is that communication truly is effective and important in promoting good workplace relationship. Good communication helps all workers to work in harmony and peace. Communication does not only include talking, good working relationship could also be established through non-verbal communications like body language, facial expressions, etc,. Good communication also helps workers to stay motivated and it helps to avoid distrust among workers.
Akinlabi happiness | 5/30/2016 12:40:00 PM
good for the skills
GBEMI ADEOLA-AKONNI | 1/3/2017 10:56:00 AM
Communication is one thing that cannot be avoided in our everyday life. communication is very effective and essential in every work place. Good and effective communication brings about mutual understanding and better relationship among the workers.communication can be done in various ways verbal and non-verbal communication. it promotes peace and brings about unity in the organization.
IKORO CELINA | 1/23/2017 12:16:00 AM
Good communication skills plays a very important role in our everyday life. Each Mass medium has its own peculiarities. Communication is socialization in which the mass media, as a socializing agency is made aware of values. Communication is transferring ideas or information from a source to a destination. Good communication skills makes it easier for people to relate with one another.
EZE KELECHI MARYJANE. business administration | 2/6/2017 6:50:00 PM
Communication is another way of understanding what is going on in workplace
EZE KELECHI MARYJANE. business administration | 2/6/2017 7:16:00 PM
Communication is another way of understanding..... what is going on in workplace and also a means of expressing ideas and giving people information. so all channels of communication need to be kept open.
Ogunbowale Damilola | 1/11/2020 12:13:00 PM
Based on this article according to my course, mas 103 - Introduction to communication, good communication in a workplace motivates the employees to work faster and easier, it helps to achieve a good working relationship between the employees and the employees and also with the clients. It also allows the employees to freely communicate and collaborate in the workplace which will lead to an effective team in the workplace
Ogunbowale Damilola | 1/11/2020 12:17:00 PM
Based on this article according to my course. Mas 103 - Introduction to communication, good communication in a workplace motivates the employees to work faster and easier, it helps to achieve a good working relationship between the employer and the employees and also with the clients. It also allows the employees to freely communicate and collaborate which will lead to an effective team in the workplace
Adedire Abigail | 1/11/2020 10:10:00 PM
In relation to my course Mas103, Introduction to Mass communication Good communication in a work environment brings about good interaction between an employee and a customer also brings about a better team work among the workers.
Danquah Emmanuella E | 2/25/2020 12:45:00 PM
According to my course Mas103 Introduction to Mass communication : As human beings we are sometimes trusted with the responsibility of passing on crucial information....Meaning good communication brings about working communication between Employee and the clients.
Danquah Emmanuella E | 2/25/2020 1:06:00 PM
According to my course Mas103 This is a very good write up for Introduction to Mass Communication....As human beings we are sometimes trusted with the responsibility of passing on crucial information Meaning Good communication brings about conversation between the employees and clients and also an effective team in the workplace.