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BMA1 Objective 304.6.3-07

Communication is the imparting or exchanging of information. Effective communication is the key to success in any emerging organization. As a manager, I understand the importance of effective communication. Without it, I would not be able to lead the people that look to me for guidance.
There are four key barriers to effective communication: process barriers, personal barriers, physical barriers, and semantic barriers. Process barriers are like “blocked steps” in the communication cycle. Every step in the communication process is necessary for effective communication.
To avoid these process barriers, I would… * …make sure I speak with volume, clarity, and confidence. * …not allow senior ranking members in the organizational chart to intimidate me from saying what needs to be said. * …make sure my employees are aware of my open door policy to discuss matters at a time that’s convenient for all parties involved. * …use terminology that everyone understands without sending mixed signals. * …be an attentive listener. * …encourage feedback during all forums so that we can grow as an organization.
Personal barriers are barriers that can stem from your cultural background, upbringing, education, and personal experiences. It is difficult to achieve effective communication when someone puts up personal barriers. To overcome personal barriers, I would sit my staff down and watch movies that encourage cross-cultural communication. After watching such movies, I would hold open-forums to discuss many different point of views to provide other perspectives that my employees had not been exposed to. Giving them a “different pair of eyes” would remove the barriers so that we could communicate effectively.
Physical barriers are the physical distractions that impede communication. Here are a few examples: too much…...

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