Effective Communication

Essay by reneerussellUniversity, Master'sA+, June 2007

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Effective communication through leadership is an essential tool in creating vision in the workplace and involves organization, collaboration, breaking down barriers, and the ability to read non-verbal cues. Without effective communication, inadvertent misunderstandings can occur, leaving the workplace vulnerable to collapse. The leadership role in any organization is the key to effective communication throughout the company. Leaders who effectively communicate the vision and mission of their company are generally successful because they exercise collaboration with the employees as to what works and what does not work.

"No matter how brilliant and invaluable your idea, it is worthless unless you can share it with others. For this reason, effective communication is crucial at every level of an organization. However, the ability to communicate effectively does not come easily to many people, and it is a skill that requires practice." (Stennes, p.1)

We learn to communicate at a very young age.

However, to effectively communicate complicated ideas, skills beyond simple conversation are required (Stennes p. 1). One key component that is necessary when communicating vision with others is organization. Organization of what you want to communicate is necessary because it provides your listener with tools needed to understand the concepts that are provided. The organization of the conversation allows the listener to decipher the important details rather than dealing with the nonsensical information that may be included.

Another key component when effectively communicating is collaboration. Collaboration is crucial in communication because it serves as a two-way process involving an exchange of ideas (Stennes p. 2). If a leader tries to take control of the conversation, the listener will most likely become offended, and therefore, will not be open to information, or vision, that is offered to them. The hallmark of effective communication is the coherent verbal...