Attributes and Barriers

By Scott Degnan

Personal attributes valued by employers

Effective communication: employers seek candidates who can listen to instructions and act the instructions with minimal help they want employers who speak write and listen effectively

Computer and technical literacy: almost all jobs now require an understanding ranging form basic to advance of computer software word processing email spreadsheets and internet navigation

Problem solving/creativity Employers always want someone who can get out of a pickle problem solving ability and can aid someone with making transactions processing data formulating a vision.

Interpersonal abilities Relationship-building and relationship-management are high with many employers. These skills confirm that a candidate can relate well to others, both co-workers, customers.

Teamwork skills The ability to work well with others while pursuing a common goal is a long-running favorite of employers. But so is the ability to work.

Diversity sensitivity: In today’s world, cultural sensitivity and ability to build rapport with others in a work environment is highly valued by employers

These are essential skills need for jobs and which employers will look for.

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The principles of effective communication

The different types of effective communication will depend on the type of communication you use listed below is a communication type skill.

Interpersonal skills- are sometimes known as people skills or communication skills. Interpersonal skills involve using skills such as active listening and voice, the key include delegation and leadership. Basically it is how well you communicate with someone and how well you use your body language or act in a certain way

  • In other circumstances it depends on general communication skills with the employer and what you will discuss. maybe even groups of people who a discussing a certain topic

General communication skills

Good interpersonal communication skills enable us to work more effectively in groups and teams, which may be either formal, like at work, or informally - in social situations.

Communication in writing

Written communication is crucial different from other forms of communication. It will require skills to build of the message. It also requires good knowledge of the vocabulary and grammar of the language to communicate with the type of audience better.

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Potential barriers to effective communication

Differing languages can be a barrier to communicating effectively. When two people are communicating and do not have a common language between them, communication can become difficult and strained. When one party does not speak a language fluently, communication and speech can become broken and it will be hard to communicate


Two people who speak the same language fluently but have widely different accents and dialects can find barriers when communicating with each other. Where one person will understand what they are saying, the other person might find it hard to understand what they are saying due to their accent and this could cause problems

Reading & Writing
The ability to read and write is important for effective communication. When a person cannot read or write in fluent English(or any language they are reading in), it becomes difficult to understand what is being written and the point the writer is trying to get across in their writing and to be sure they can understand the words and context of it

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Potential barriers to effective communication

Background noise

Background Noise can be prevented by turning off all computers not being used so that they don't make a noise, meeting rooms can be sound proofed so that outside Traffic is blocked out and signs can be put outside a meeting room to show others that they need to be quiet.


A second barrier that can effect communication is Distractions such as someone walking late into a meeting or a mobile phone beeping, it is most likely that all Distractions may exist in the ICT Industry but they need to be prevented for Effect Communication to remain.
Distractions such as Mobile Phones can interrupt a important conversation in the audience and they could momentarily stop listening to whom may be speaking

Physical Barriers

Sometimes barriers are very literal. Walls, doors and dividers do their jobs--they divide. And while people need these to have quiet time, private conversations and structure to a work space, they can be a subtle hindrance to communication. If you think about it, people in open rooms tend to talk more and walk about more freely. Therefore, organizations interested in great communication consider how they configure employees' space

How to overcome barriers

in situations like this with physical or mental an easy way would be you contact via email service this way you know it will get there okay and be a definite

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