The ability to listen closely and articulate ideas effectively
WHAT IS IT?
Effective communication occurs when one person transmits a message that can be accurately understood by those who are listening, sometimes through active listening or open inquiry. To understand what another person is saying is at the heart of meaningful dialogue. Once one person understands, he or she can respond appropriately.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Communication is the lifeblood of teams, departments, and organizations. It is the engine behind any successful initiative. Solid communication helps everyone to feel heard, communicate needs, understand decisions, and actively engage. By contrast, poor communication can cause inefficiencies or frustrations. If a leader doesn’t clearly communicate what he or she expects, how can group members execute the tasks in accordance with his or her standards? Effective communication at the corporate level, the team level, and the individual level are prerequisites for success.