Fostering the Work Motivation of Individuals and Teams

'Then you should say what you mean,' the March Hare went on. 'I do,' Alice hastily replied; 'at least—at least I mean what I say—that's the same thing, you know.' 'Not the same thing a bit!' said the Hatter. 'You might just as well say that "I see what I eat" is the same thing as "I eat what I see"!'
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
What does it mean to communicate effectively?
Communication is a transaction between two or more people, with all participants having an active role in the process. A speaker transmits a message and must ensure that the message is delivered clearly. A listener takes delivery of the message and must be an active listener. Effective communication takes place only when the listener clearly understands the message that the speaker intended to send.
Why is effective communication important for the mentoring relationship?
By its very nature, the mentor-mentee relationship is not equally balanced, since the mentor holds greater power than the mentee. However, because communication is integral to the mentor-mentee relationship, the ability to communicate effectively is essential. The mentee must be able to be forthright with the mentor, and the mentor must be able to listen carefully and provide feedback while maintaining a cordial and productive relationship.
What are common methods of communication?
Information can be shared face to face or by telephone, fax, e-mail, text messaging, videoconferencing, e-portfolios, instant messaging, memos, letters, reports, etc. The number and types of methods increase as information technology systems become ever more sophisticated.
How do you convince someone successfully?
Successful communication is accomplished by being able to make people believe in what is being said. To do this, the speaker must be sincere and enthusiastic and have all the facts needed to back up the message.
How do you know if communication is effective?
An effective communicator will succeed in persuading...