Explain The Risk Associated With The Confidentiality Of Written Or Ict Communications?


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Written communication is a significantly effect form of medium, be it for a business, personal reasons or just on a creative basis. Words must be carefully selected and placed in the correct order to make some sort of impact. However, although effective if used in the right way, written communication can cause delay and feedback is not instant. This article will explain:

  • The definition of written communication
  • The advantages of written communication
  • The disadvantages of written communication

Written communication is where an idea or message is conveyed through handwritten letters and notes or via e-mail. In fact, written communication can include anything that is said through the written word!

There are many advantages to written communication. It can help lay the foundation for the policies and rules for running a firm. Written communication is a permanent form of communication so it is very easy for records to be kept. It can also help in delegating responsibilities, as the written word is more grounded than the spoken word. Written communication is more precise and explicit than the spoken word and it can enhance a firm's image. Also, the records formed by the written word are perfect in legal defenses, as they are the most valid.

Disadvantages of using written communication can be that  it is costly. Stationary is required, not to mention employees to create the written communication. Response with written communication is not instant, therefore it can be incredibly time consuming. Effective written communication needs exceptional skill in language and vocabulary. This may mean having to spend time and money training employees. Finally, too much paperwork can be demotivating for a business and it's employees.

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