Both must understand each other so that ideas do not get mixed up leading to misunderstanding and disaster. With this in mind comes the conclusion that work place communication comes as a challenge for everyone.
With regard to communication training, the trainer’s job is to help people see how we make sense out of what we experience and develop strategies and skills that accurately and clearly express thoughts, ideas, and emotions to others. So, by focusing on the needs of the trainee, the trainer can create a training lesson that achieves the objectives of a particular training (Beebe et. al.).
There are a number of barriers to effective communication faced by many organizations today. To name a few of those barriers are the following: physical barriers, language, emotions, lack of subject knowledge and stress (Pillai). Physical barriers would affect organizations with large working areas such as companies with a number of departments or a company with a lot of branches situated miles apart. Other factors would include the environment and background noise.
As for the language, inability to converse in the same language, thought or idea may lead to misunderstandings. It is important that the sender and receiver of the message are both on the same page so to speak. One’s emotions are also a factor in achieving effective communication since your feelings may affect your understanding on the messages being conveyed to you.
For example, if one is feeling a little on the low side or is experiencing anger, he/she will have trouble concentrating on listening to the message being conveyed which could lead to misunderstanding. Some thought or ideas may have been left out resulting to poor communication. The same goes with stress explanation goes for stress as well. One could no concentrate well on a train of thought if he or she is mentally or physically stressed out.
Then, there is the lack of subject knowledge. This comes very important