Key Communication Strategies to Tackle Communication Barriers in the Workplace

Hanna Wilson, HR Tech Outlook | Friday, May 20, 2022

By introducing communication strategies in the workplace, employees can overcome communication challenges and increase the effective transmission of information.

Fremont, CA: Recognizing communication barriers and using strategies to overcome them can have a tremendous impact on a company’s productivity and success. These strategies can also enhance employee efficiency and encourage successful communication at work.

Here are four communication strategies that will help overcome and prevent communication challenges at work:

Verbal Communication Strategies

To help build confidence when speaking with others, you can take up a speech class and equip yourself with effective communication strategies. Always limit distractions when communicating so that you are not prevented from being present during a conversation.

During a conversation, always acknowledge what others are expressing by nodding, using facial expressions, participating in the discussion at the appropriate time, and considering the speaker’s feelings during a conversation so that you can recognize their needs and concerns.

Nonverbal Communication Strategies

Top 10 Employee Communication Consulting/Services Companies - 2019Nonverbal gestures, such as body language and facial expressions, play a significant role in relaying positive communication. Make sure to work on your posture as standing up straight or sitting upright and not slouch or slump shoulders if you want to promote effective communication.

The tone of voice can have a significant impact on how others perceive the communication efforts. Pay attention to your tone of voice when communicating and match your tone to what you are trying to convey.

Also, maintaining eye contact shows you are an active part of the conversation and paying attention to the person.

Written Communication Strategies

Avoid using abbreviations, slangs, and jargons, and use proper grammar and spellings. And take the time to proofread and make necessary changes before sending out an email, text, or other written communication so that your message is conveyed professionally and accurately as possible.

Active Listening Strategies

When taking part in a conversation, refrain from interrupting when the other person is talking to show respect and listen to what they are saying. Also, use small verbal comments to encourage the speaker to continue with the conversation. Paying attention to what the other person is saying is crucial for effective communication. You can also offer and ask for feedback to show that you care about what the other person is saying and their opinions on the topic discussed.

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