What is communication?
Communication is basically the art of, effectively transferring instructions and ideas between people or organizations. Communication, allows people to share emotions, facts, details and plans, with others. This creates a link between people which may develop into personal or professional contact. Without communicating with each other, people would be lonely, have no sort of attachment and would have no confidantes. The progress in the corporate sector is also a product of effective communication; without which it would be impossible to create a ‘Global village’, which allows worldwide contact. Communication is also a mode of clearing misconceptions and misunderstanding, by placing forth explanations and justifications. People may do this by personally meeting or contacting others through fax, email or professional telephone services.
Modes of communication:
The modes/methods of communication refer to all the ways by which people can contact one another. Formerly, only verbal communication was possible; that too only by meeting the concerned third-party directly. However, as the people were more educated, they developed written forms of communicating too. Soon, letters and notes were used popularly to contact someone afar. These letters were formerly transported to the receiver, through mailmen who operated bull carts. Over the years both the verbal and written methods of communication; improved greatly. To communicate verbally, professional telephone services such as PCO’s and Landlines were developed after which the life changing invention of Mobile phones came about. The written system also flourished after the development of the machines and the internet; making faxes and emails the most common written methods. Other methods of communication include video-conferencing, voice mail etc.
Purpose of Communication:
There are many purposes, that a person may wish to achieve through communication. The purpose thus, depends of the communicator’s requirement and motive. The foremost purpose of communicating may be to transfer information. This may be done through professional telephone services, normally to transfer information regarding their daily life routine, special arrangements or for invitations. In the corporate world, this is used in a greater prospect. Business aim to use communication to assist the transfer of commercial and confidential information. Communication may be used for the purpose of learning management skills. This is often used in the education and training fields. In this way teachers/trainers may use professional telephone services or meet students/trainees directly, to transfer knowledge of management. For this, they receive financial remuneration. Communication is also essential in therapy and treatment in order to convince people to accept change and recover. Further it may also be used to strengthen relations with loved ones or to encourage others.
Importance of Communication in the modern world:
Communication plays a very important role in bringing the world together; but how it does that is why it is vital in the 21st century. Communication is a base for action; meaning that it is the starting process of an activity that takes place. This thus, allows easier planning and provides the necessary means for communication through professional telephone services or emails etc. Communication is also very vital as it aids the process of decision making, and makes way for effective communication. The process, thus gives an easy platform to establish leadership as people become aware of the management who contact and assign them roles, they learn to accept and coordinate with their leaders. This makes way for the achievement of organizational goals. Communication is also a heartwarming and appreciative tool, that can help boost a person’s will and morale. Kind words and appreciations tends to improve the relationship people have, and in business terms helps motivate employees; which in turn increases productivity.