An high class educated MBA pass out goes for an interview after receiving a call for the job,e goes there in wearing casuals and jeans and goggles and all his communication skills,qualifications are really good, but due to his physical appearance he losses his job..this is called a s an physical barrier...HOW TO OVERCOME IT?? Go neatly dressed in formals and well prepared with your speech and other answers about yourself...to get the job!!!!!
There are two type of Physical barriers
Distortion:Distortion refers to the way in which meaning of the message is lost in handling it. It occurs at the encoding and Decoding stages of the Communication process as these involve human perception
Noise:noise refers to the distraction and interference in the environment in which communication takes place, obstructing the process of communication by affecting the accuracy, clarity or EVEN the arrival of the message.
Noise is the term used to refers the barriers to the effective
communication. The barriers will reduce productivity within a firm.
There are many factors that might cause the failure of successful
communication. For example, it depends on the ability of the sender,
how much the sender understands of the message they are trying to send.
If the sender makes the receiver misunderstanding what he or she is
trying to send, then this can be a barrier. Technological breakdowns
also raise the barrier such as computer failure, viruses and crashes.
Another barrier can be the use of jargon. Jargon is the technical
language that is used to speed up communication. However, when
non-specialists used jargon, this can cause the communication problems
when the managers fail to identify the situations when it is important.
If that happens, it will not speed up communication but actually slow
If you are communicating to someone iside the office and outside the office their is sound of traffic, noise, people are shouting these are consider as physical barriers..
There are different types of physical barriers of communication including noise, emotional instability and weather conditions all have strong impact on communication.
Is something due to the nature of the environment that surrounds you such as; Noise, light etc....
Physical barriers is where there may be damage to the parts of the body this may include in speech making, for example the vocal cords, the ears or parts of the brain.
Communication does not consist of words alone. Another set of barriers is caused by your own physical appearance, your audience, or the context of the document or the presentation. Your ideas, however good and however skillfully imparted, are at the mercy of various potential physical barriers.
For writing, there is a whole barrage of possible physical blocks. No matter how well you write it, for example, a document may be illegible for various reasons: jammed or jagged margins, fingerprints or smudges, a faulty typewriter ribbon, unclear photocopies, unreadable word-processor printout, water or coffee spots, or messy corrections. Another set of physical barriers might be caused by the paper itself: a poor quality of stationery, for example, or inappropriate use of cheap stationery when a glossy printed brochure might be needed to imply prestige, or inappropriate use of a glossy brochure when a simple photocopy might be needed to imply haste. I hope this answer will provide you all the information you required.
Like can be like tables chairs making it hard to communicate like if some one wa sina wheelchair and there was tables which meant no space meaning a barrier in comunicating.
Physical barriers in short include your facial expressions, body language, way to talk, the type of language you use and the wardrobe or the types of clothes you wear at a particular event or function!!
They are normally outside of our control or in the physical environment, that hinder our understanding. E.g noise
Distance is one of the most prominent as to communicate over a distance adds different needs ad requirements for the communication to be transmitted. Another is preconceived ideas and attitudes as to communicate effectively one must listen to the communications message without predetermined attitudes and thoughts as someone may hear what they think as opposed to hear what is communicated.
Physical barriers are something like not being able to walk. This means that you cannot get around like other people. This can cause problems if you need to go to the doctors or hospital for a check up as some people tend just to cancel their appointment to try and save the Hasle of trying to get down there.
Communication does not consist of words alone. Another set of barriers is caused by your own physical form, your viewers, or the background of the documents or by the appearance. Your ideas, however good and however competently pass on, are at the compassion of various probably physical barriers.
For writing, there is a whole barrage of possible physical blocks. No matter how well you write it, for example, a document may be unreadable for various reasons: stuck or rough margins, fingerprints or smudges, a faulty typewriter ribbon, unclear photocopies, unreadable word-processor printout, water or coffee spots, or messy alteration. Another set of physical barriers might be caused by paper itself: a poor quality of stationery, for example unsuitable use of cheep of stationery when a lustrous printed brochure might be needed to mean reputation, or inappropriate use of lustrous brochure when a simple photocopy might be needed to entail rapidity.
For speaking, regrettably, just as many physical barriers abound, in addition those caused by lack of skill, such as faltering, not pronounce, and speaking too quickly, or using disturbing gestures. Noises may occur inside the room itself. Such as mocking ventilation, blowing air conditioning, rattling, ringing mobiles phones which is very common now a days.
Finally your message blocked because the people in your audience are painful. They cannot hear because of bad acoustics or bad sound system, they cannot see because of insufficient lighting etc.
Perceptual barriers in communication
A physical barrier is a barrier that is physical.
Physical barriers in the workplace include:
Marked out territories, empires into which strangers are not allowed
large working areas or working in one unit that is physically separate from others