Communication can be verbal, non-verbal, or written and all forms are important
to effective communication. Communication is usual a two-way process, including a
sender and a receiver; listening and receiving is just as important in
communication as sending your message and motivating a response.
Bear in mind that what you wish to convey in your message is not always what will
be received by the receiver, as they place their own meaning and perception on
your message. Nonverbal communication, or body language, can also be more
revealing than verbal communication. Actions and gestures, combined with facial
expressions transmit messages of their own, so even silence can transmit its own
Communication in the workplace is significant for performing basic functions of
management and for functioning within a team. Whether planning, organizing, or
leading, communication is the thread that helps you and your managers perform
roles and responsibilities.