Even though we all have heard about non-verbal communication, it is important to recognize the significant impact that non-verbal communication has on the communication process: it replaces, reinforces, or contradicts a verbal message. How has non-verbal behavior affected your communications? Give specific examples from your workplace of these factors at work
Nonverbal communication is an important component of the communication process. It can replace verbal communication in some instances. I work in a 4-floor building of a university with a 4 story "atrium" in the center, and frequently see people gesturing with their hands or heads for another person to come up/down between floors, or to meet them to eat at the cafeteria at a certain time - all with only the use of gestures. Nonverbal communication often reinforces what the speaker is saying. In my position as department head, when I ...
This posting describes some examples of nonverbal communication in one work setting and its effect on communications.