Barriers to Effective Communication
In communications, there are two broad categories of channels: oral and written, and many sub-channels within these.
Quality of Written and/or Oral Expression
For communication to be effective, it is important to utilize tools that can facilitate real-time understanding.
Nonverbal communication can occur through any sensory channel—sight, sound, smell, touch or taste.
Social status is the position or rank of a person or group within society and can influence how they are perceived and heard in an organization.
In any communication model, noise is interference with the decoding of messages sent over a channel by an encoder.
Gender and Diversity
Diversity, while often a force for good in the workplace, can lead to communication challenges due to misconceptions.