Today, a lot of communication barriers are faced by all. Sometimes the message intended by the sender is not understood by the receiver in the same terms and sense, thus leading to communication breakdown. So, it is important to deal and cope up with these communication barriers so as to ensure smooth and effective communication.

Here are 10 tips to overcome communication barriers:

1. Use Simple Language: Simple and clear words should be used while communicating. Use of ambiguous words and jargon should be avoided.

2. Eliminate differences in perception: The business organizations should ensure that it is recruiting the right individuals on the job. It is the responsibility of the interviewer to ensure that the interviewee has command over the written and spoken language. Proper training should be given to employees.

3. Active Listening: Always listen attentively and carefully. Active listening means hearing with proper understanding of the message that is heard. The speaker must ensure by asking question that whether his/her message is understood or not by the receiver in the same terms as intended by the speaker.

4. Avoid Information Overload: The managers must know how to prioritize their work. Never overload yourself with the work. The managers should spend quality time with their subordinates and should also listen to their problems and feed backs actively.

5. Reduce and eliminate of noise levels: The main communication barrier is noise, which must be overcome on priority basis. Therefore, it is essential to identify the source of noise and then eliminate that source.

6. Emotional State: While communicating, one should make effective use of body language. You should not show your emotions while communication as the receiver might misinterpret the message being delivered.

7. Proper Media Selection: The managers should properly select the medium of communication. Oral communication is preferred for conveying simple messages. Written communication should be encouraged for delivering complex messages. And for significant messages, reminders can be given by using written means of communication such as notices.

8. Simple Organizational Structure: The organizational structure should not be complex, and the number of hierarchical levels should be optimum. If the organizational structure is simple, then communication will be more effective.

9. Flexibility in meeting the targets: The managers should ensure that the individuals are meeting their targets timely without skipping the formal channels of communication for effective communication in an organization. Employees should not be much pressurized to meet their targets.

10. Give Constructive Feedback: Don't give negative feedback. If the contents of the feedback is negative, then deliver it constructively. This will lead to effective communication between the superior and subordinate.

Author's Bio: 

Chris John is working working with Altura Communication solutions, an authorized Avaya Platinum Business Partner and a leading provider of unified communication solutions, business collaboration and network services.