identify environmental factors that can hinder communication with individuals with sensory loss
Recognize barriers that are based on attitude. These barriers generally are a consequence of deficiencies in organizational design. [ Lack of training or supervision may lead to lack of motivation in employees, which in turn leads to a deficiency in job satisfaction and poor production rates.
Discern psychological barriers. People who are having personal problems or are distracted generally
are not as receptive or responsive to the information they are receiving.
Understand cultural differences. Different cultures communicate differently. Effective communication in a multi-cultural environment requires the ability and willingness to translate the motives, aspirations, basic values and assumptions that fuel problems, habits or modes of communication.
Notice different linguistic abilities between communicators. The choice of words that a person uses is received and deciphered through the listener's filter based on his own experiences and abilities. Language is a symbolic means of communicating and there is a lot of room for distortion and misunderstanding.
Pinpoint physiological barriers such as misreading non-verbal cues. Those cues are anything from body positioning and body language to the person's tone of voice.
Be aware of other barriers to communication such as selective hearing, a hesitation to be candid or informal, lack of trust, defensiveness and stereotyping.
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