Communication skills in the practice of successful management

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Nwadinigwe, I.P.
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Department of Educational Foundations
Scholars agree that an average human being spends about 70 percent of his active hours communicating verbally - listening, speaking, reading and writing, in that order. In other words, each of us spends 10 or 11 hours a day everyday performing verbal communication behaviour. In most organisations the communication process are vital for the achievement of organisational goals. They are the processes that link the various components of the organisation together. They are found at all levels of the organisation and they affect every indi vidual working for the organisation in one way or the other. The effectiveness of the communication system has a significant impact on the ultimate effectiveness of the total organisation. Communication is defined by Murphy (1980) as the transmission of a message from one person (referred to as the source/sender) to one or more other persons (receive(s), in a manner that the receiver understands the message. It can also be defined as being able to clearly and precisely put one's though into words or speaking with credibility and authority on topics one is knowledgeable about; getting the results that one wants by talking to people in order to get them to do certain things.
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Communication skills , Organisation , Scholars , listening and speaking , Communication process , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Nwadinigwe, I. P. (2006). Communication skills in the practice of successful management. West African Journal of counseling and Psychotherapy, 3(1), 35-57.