Hcs 588

      Week 3 Team Reflection
      Communication is a two way process reaching mutual understanding where individuals share and exchange information. ("What Is Communication?", 2015).   Which can be done using language that is used in many dialects, origins, and slang. Depending on where a person is from or how they were taught to talk then that will determine the way that they use language and how it is perceived from others.   In a group setting language is very important because it is essential that the information that is trying to be shared must be clear so that the information is not misinformed. The following information will discuss why we choose this barrier in communication, how language can create a communication challenge and also some examples of how language is used to communicate.
      As leaders it is easy to assume we are communicating with those we lead only to discover there is a gap between what we say and what is heard. All over the world leaders struggle with one common thing, they struggle to speak the same language as those they lead. We do not mean that someone speaks Spanish while the other Japanese. Within the organization, language refers to how words are interpreted. Being able to communicate in a way that is universally understood is nearly impossible. Different people understand words differently. Language is all about words. Unpacking the meaning of words creates clarity and sets expectations, but that is often hard to do when email and text messages are rising forms of communication. With the ever growing use of technology, the risk of not properly communicating because of language issues increases. “About 71 percent of cases, the primary—medium of communication in today’s organizations is electronic (Robbins and Judge, 2013).” Not only is the use of electronic forms of communication going to increase, so is the importance of effective communication through clarifying language.

How does language create a...