communication

  

Definition

Two-way process of reaching mutual understanding, in which participants not only exchange (encode-decode) information, news, ideas and feelings but also create and share meaning. In general, communication is a means of connecting people or places. In business, it is a key function of management--an organization cannot operate without communication between levels, departments and employees. See also communications.

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  • Thomas often struggled with communication, because he often couldn't articulate his feelings and didn't listen closely to other people's ideas.

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  • The manager found that when she improved her verbal communication skills and was more direct when talking to her team, she was able to increase her team's productivity.

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  • I tend to use many different methods of communication, but I would prefer you to text me when you need me.

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