Attributes and Barriers

Unit 1 Assignment 1 - Keiron Parkes

Task 1

Specific Skills - Businesses require quite a broad range of Specific Skills; depending on the field, the skills needed changes. For example, someone working in a medical field will need good patience and people skills, whereas someone in the IT Sector may not.

General Attributes - General Attributes are usually attributes required for pretty much and field of work; examples of general attributes include Time Management and good people skills.

Attitudes - Now here's a thing ALL jobs will require. A certain way you come in and perform at your job on a (usually) daily basis; ideally, you avoid being angry/upset with your peers and try to assist as much as possible. If you are not confident, tolerant or dependable, then the interviewer may not shed the best light on your application.

Task 2

General Communication Skills - This is about how well information is sent and received between people. Pretty much all employers will seek employees who have good general communication skills; avoiding being insensitive or giving off the wrong emotion with what you say to people. You need speak appropriately for every conversation to make sure it goes as well as possible.

Interpersonal Skills - Interpersonal skills are the skills we use from day to day to interact with people; developing good interpersonal skills pays off with your work life, but also your personal life. It helps you know the right things to say and the right way to act in specific situations throughout your daily life.

Communication through Writing - Having good writing skills helps you get your point across through your written words with more clarity. Using correct grammar and spelling also falls into this subject.

Task 3

Barriers of Effective Communication

There are many things that could be around you which could affect your communication in a negative way (eg: Background noice, location, lack of concentration).

Task 3 - REWORK

Barriers of Effective Communication

Multiple things can affect how your point can be carried across and translated by others, but the main ones are some of the easiest to spot.

Background noise - This can be a large distraction when somebody is attempting to pay attention to a speaker; it makes the words they're sending across much harder to understand/much harder to hear, especially if that individual listening doesn't necessarily understand the language to begin with (e,g, Someone speaking in English to someone who initially knows French and has bad English is a barrier enough for communication, but background noise can make it infinitely harder for the recipient to understand what the speaker is saying).

Distractions - If someone is trying to pay attention to a speaker and there is a distraction, it can prevent them from receiving the information they need to from what the speaker is saying. The distraction can break the bridge between the speaker and listener, because they won't be giving full attention and may not hear the most vital points that the speaker is saying.

Physical Barriers and Location - These are relatively similar so I will try to explain them together. It is generally easier to communicate over short distances, rather than long distances (e.g. Someone in a crowd listening, rather someone at the other side of the world watching via Software such as Skype). With technology, there are certain things which can interrupt communication between the speaker and listener, such as a connectivity problem, which is the main issue with communicating over technology, and a bad connection can result in bad communication; the listener may be hearing the wrong things and the speaker may find it even harder to get their intentions across to the listener.

Lack of Concentration - A lack of concentration can interrupt communication greatly. This almost fits in with distractions, but I wrote them separately, as distractions are more deliberate, whereas lack of concentration could be a variety of things. May it be lack of sleep or boredom, either way, the listener is not focusing on what the speaker is saying sufficiently, so what the speaker is saying is not being fully received or even received at all by the listener.