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Barriers in the Workplace that cause Poor Communication

Author: Keltram Group | Date Published: 20 March 2012 14h00 | Article Release

 

Communication in any environment does not "just happen” there must be some kind of communication strategy in place. Effective communication requires an effective communication strategy - a coherent plan of action. To be effective, the communication strategy must take three factors into account:

  • Listening
  • Understanding what is said (making sense of what is told to you)
  • Responding accordingly

Clear communication in the workplace is one of the most important aspects of any successful company. The lack of an effective communication strategy can cause disagreement, bewilderment and certainly will certainly affect a company’s productivity. A communication plan in place is one thing that successful companies, making money, have in common.

Communication barriers

There are various reasons why there may be communication barriers in the workplace. Many companies may find that there are a number of reasons why staff find it difficult to communicate effectively in the workplace. These barriers may include:

  • Cultural diversity
  • Gender difference
  • Language barriers

Communication is what the receiver does. Until and unless your "message" is heard and understood by the persons you are trying to reach, it is just noise.

Team building brings people from different backgrounds together to work as a team.  One of the greatest benefits of working as a team is the diversity of different talents, skills and personalities. Team building offers great communication strategies as it forces team members to engage and feed off each other’s strengths. When used effectively,  team building can improve working relationships between management levels and assist staff in overcoming communication barriers. Team building also allows all employees to get to know each other on a more personal level.

Keltram Group offers team building events that will bridge that managerial gap. Team building has become a popular way for companies to improve relationships as well as communication in the workplaceGames and activities are a great way for colleagues to open up socially and engage with fellow staff in a social setting whilst solving problems in teams.


 Groups have the chance to set goals and strategise together in order to meet the required needs of the activity. It is essential that all team members listengive suggestions and work together as one to achieve the goal set out to them. Equipping individuals with teamwork skills will assist with their own communication methods.


Team building offers a positive, stress free platform upon which team can set out goals and develop a communication strategy. Improve you team dynamics and reap the rewards of a more streamlined business. 


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