How does communication affect relationships in the work setting?

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Thomas Rooney answered
Breakdown in communication in the work setting can lead to a number of things including a sense of anxiety, alienation as well as feelings of isolation. When you are working in a team and especially if it is in a company, you need to be a team player and get along with several members of staff no matter how much you may dislike them.
If people don't communicate well they limit their ability to connect on any meaningful level and, at the extreme, can create conflict. Positive communication skills like listening, open-ended questions, calm tone of voice and "I" statements help unite people because they are behaviours that lead to sustained relationships. Workplace relationships also become a lot stronger when people can clearly and effectively communicate what they need and allow others to do the same.
Effective communication helps us not only relate better to each other, it also helps us do more with minimal effort. My training clients often ask me how to communicate more effectively. We all are capable of communicating effectively, we just haven’t learned how to actually do it. Here are some practical tips on how to get started. You can help develop a strong working relationship with colleagues and business in these tough economic times. Networking is key to succeeding as people tend to do business with people that they like.
A frequently overlooked quality is the ability to actively listen which will help you obtain more information to enforce better decisions.
The power of effective communication is essential and the ability to have the chance to develop, expand and develop personal relationships will stand you in good stead and for the company.
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suzie wallace answered
Communication is everything in the work place..you have to be with these people all day..you have to rely on each other, depending on your work setting...its like being at school in a way...if you don't get in with the crowd...unfortunatly in most cases its hard to get on, think of your wages...you don't live with these people....or like them..

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