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Select three (3) communication problems. What is the nature of each of the three problems? What barriers prevent effective communication? What are the consequences of each problem if they persist for individuals and the organization as a whole? What specific steps can a leader take to eliminate or reduce these problems?

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Most executives across the globe will agree that the one thing standing in the way of greater effectiveness in their business is communication. Communication problems can be a major barrier to a successful environment in the workplace. Communication problems exist on many levels and in every type of industry, and can also affect all different types of employees. Some communication issues exist between the employer and the employee, and other communication issues are between peers in the workplace. Poor communication in the workplace can result in misunderstandings, disgruntled employees, high turnover rates, poor productivity, legal issues, low morale and interpersonal conflict. Some businesses are lacking the proper systems and infrastructure to allow for effective exchanges of information. Communication problems are nearly always solvable and when addressed can change the entire outlook of an organization.
Three common types of communication problems deal with personal contact, establishing clarity and giving meaningful feedback. Personal contact is one of the most important aspects of communication, and is often the first in the breakdown as well. Since technology has become so prevalent in everyone's lives, far too many people use electronic means of communication as a substitute for personal interaction. This is at the detriment of the company, as tone and meaning can often be miscommunicated when people are not face to ...

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Select three (3) communication problems. What is the nature of each of the three problems? What barriers prevent effective communication? What are the consequences of each problem if they persist for individuals and the organization as a whole? What specific steps can a leader take to eliminate or reduce these problems?

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