Communication by definition is the act of conveying messages by exchanging thoughts or information via speech, visuals, signals, writing, or behavior. The goal of communication is usually to generate action, inform, create understanding, or communicate a certain idea or point of view. However communication can be hard because it’s an emotional thought communicated through a logical form.
In this age of digital technology, communication was made easy. But the question is, is this really effective communication? Effective communication is more than just exchanging information – it’s about understanding the emotion and intentions behind the information. To clearly convey a message you need to also listen in a way that gains the full meaning of what’s being said. Make sure that the other person feels heard and was understood.
Oftentimes, there is a disconnect in the communication. Sometimes when we say one thing, the person receiving it may hear something else. There is a misunderstanding…or in some cases, conflict. This can cause problems in our home or at work.
Take time to reflect on how you communicate with others. Focus on developing effective communication skills to avoid any misunderstandings and grasp the real meaning of what’s being communicated. This will greatly improve your professional and personal relationships!