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What are Barriers to Effective Communication?

by Team Goseeko

There are multiple barriers to the communication process. Intended communiqués are often disturbed and distorted, resulting in confusion and communication failure. Barriers are explained below:

Language barrier

Barriers are one of the most restrictive barriers to effective communication. Language is the most commonly used communication tool. The fact that all major regions have their own language is one of the barriers to effective communication.

 Psychological barriers

There are a variety of mental and psychological problems that impede effective communication. Some people suffer from gradual fear, speech problems, phobias, and depression.

Emotional barriers

An individual’s emotional IQ determines the ease and comfort of communication. Individuals who are emotionally mature are ready to communicate effectively. On the contrary, those who inherit emotions face certain difficulties.

Physical barriers to communication

These barriers can be removed almost easily, at least in principle. In large offices, the combination of physical separation between different employees and failed equipment can create serious barriers to effective communication.

Cultural barriers to communication

As the world becomes more and more globalized, every large office can have people from several parts of the world

Organizational structural barriers

As we have seen, there are many ways to communicate at the organizational level. Each of these methods has its own problems and constraints, which are barriers to effective communication.

Perceptual barrier

Different people have different perceptions of similar things. This is often a fact that must be taken into account in the process of communication. Knowledge of the audience’s perceptual level is essential for effective communication.

 Physiological barrier

Certain disorders, illnesses, or other restrictions can also impede effective communication between different channels of an organization.

Technical barriers and social relationships barrier

Other barriers include technical barriers. Technology is evolving rapidly, and as a result, it is difficult to keep up with the latest developments.

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