By Adam Wild
Health and Safety
Written Communication Skills
General Communication Skills
Communicate in Writing
Barriers to Effective Communication
What is a barrier to effective communication?
In order to prevent background noise, there are a few things you can do. The first thing you can do is try to relocate yourself to a different area of the workplace that has less noise. However, if you find that you're not able to relocate yourself you can try block out the noise by putting some headphones on or earphones in, or you can try communicating with people through messages rather than verbally.
In order to prevent yourself getting distracted, you can try isolate yourself from others and get yourself away from anything you think may distract you such as a computer or a console. However, if you're not able to isolate yourself, I'd recommend closing down any applications on the computer and unplugging the console until you're done your work.
If you find that your location is effecting you, there isn't very much you can do to try and fix it except trying to relocate yourself. You can try using different rooms of the workplace to see if any have better connection than others or you can try increasing things such as your internet speed by upgrading your internet or calling your internet provider.
Lack of Concentration
Finally, to stop yourself from losing concentration, there are a few things you can do. You can try get rid of any distractions that you may come across by moving yourself away from them or you can take breaks during the work. An example of this would be working for 2 hours then taking a 30 minute break. Another way around this would be to set yourself aims, say to yourself if you get a certain amount done, you can take a 20 minute break. This will motivate you to get a certain amount completed.