It is difficult to identify a skill set more important in today’s workplace than the ability to communicate effectively. Interpersonal communication, the process by which people use verbal and nonverbal messages to exchange information, is an essential workplace skill. Improving interpersonal communication is everyone’s job.
In this course, you will examine how your interpersonal communication skills can affectyour success. You will learn that perceptions matter, that there are various types of communication, and how to overcome the challenges inherent in workplace communications. You will learn how to become a more effective communicator. At the end of this course you should be able to:
+ Describe the process model of interpersonal communication.
+ Explain the verbal and nonverbal elements of a message.
+ List common barriers and challenges in interpersonal communication and ways to work around them.
+ Demonstrate effective listening and questioning techniques.
+ Develop ideas to improve your effectiveness in communicating with those with whom you work.