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All about communication skill

Updated on August 21, 2009


1.      Discuss the problems employers are finding with the communication skill-sets of recent college graduates. What are your thoughts as to the reasons for these problems?

Most employers find it difficult to recruit suitable number of graduates who can communicate while working in a team, examine problem or handle their individual learning of new. One of the causes of this problem is the shortage of quality graduates in the labor market. These graduates are viewed as not being able to fit the needs of the labor market. Employers recognize the number of technical skills possessed by graduates but not that of the non-technical skills as the employers realize that non-technical skills are not strongly embraced by graduates.
 Employers are looking for people who are proactive rather than reactive and want graduates who can use higher level skills such as analysis, critique, synthesis and multi layered communication to facilitate innovative collaboration in pawing the way in the transformation of their organization.

The major cause of this problem is that they are not trained very well in terms of their ethics and conduct.  While they are able to communicate well when asked about technical questions, their ability to strategize and make sound decision is still in question.

2.      Assess your own writing skills and then develop a plan for improvement.

            I think my writing skill is quite satisfactory.  As a way of improving it, I think I need to be more equipped with a wider vocabulary to be able to express myself more emphatically.  I can do this through doing more readings for me to be exposed in different styles of writing as well as learn new words.  In addition, I think this would also help me get more knowledge about pertinent issues that affects me as an individual.

3.      In Your Business Environment, what is the most frequent interaction you do- Face 2 Face (see eyeballs), or Virtual (all other Communication). For one day track the number of Communications youhave at work that are face to Face and are Virtual. What is the
Percentage? Discuss you thoughts as to you r ‘Perception’ of the amount of Face 2 Face in you Workplace, and the measured reality?

            Based on my tracking 40% of the time, there are more virtual communication than face to face.  Ideally, there should be a higher percentage of face to face than virtual communication.  However, in this technological age, it seems it becomes more convenient, accepted, formal to facilitate information through other forms.  I think that this virtual communication should not in anyway replace face to face communication.  I think that if a company needs to maintain the interaction of its employees with each other as this is the one that determines the understanding of the common goal of the company and its proper execution.  I think also that face to face communication in the workplace is highly encouraged to prevent misunderstanding and animosity among its members as issues can easily be evaluated and discussed when it arises.

4.      Based on your tracking results in Question 3, what are the implications in terms of skill requirements for today’s knowledge worker? How can workers acquire these skills?

Recently, there has been a poorly written and oral communication in the workplace, which has led to some hurt feelings, lower morale and possible loss of business. As a corporation, they need to work very hard to maintain the synergy though out their work environment. These latest events are starting to compromise multiple aspects of the company. First, they are losing control and perspective of their colleagues. Camaraderie and atmosphere are suffering, placing us in jeopardy of destroying our active policies and their integrity. They must also be careful not to take these events lightly, jeopardizing the nucleus and strong core structure of talented workers. Workplace literacy and effective communication have long been increasingly important skills demanding continuous attention, monitoring, and education. Therefore, the objectives are to present a solution for company-sponsored workshops to improve workers' writing skills.

Workplace literacy involves instruction in basic skills of reading, writing, or mathematics, and the application of these skills to areas such as communication, teamwork, and problem solving. The workplace is a very competitive environment and the key to competitiveness will be gaining, transforming, and generating knowledge, which can be useful for the employee and employer alike.

There are many reasons and justifications for effective communication, but these can best be described by singling out a few common points that will make clear to us to the need for this higher communicative education. It should be noted that while intellectual challenges and opportunities will motivate workers, such skills as writing and speaking well, the display of proper etiquette, and listening attentively will probably determine their career success.


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