Developing Interpersonal Communication Strategies

Laxmi Dhar Dwivedi


The revolution in information technology and the rapid globalization have brought communication to the front line of academia and industry with the whole world becoming a global market and business getting varied and result oriented, professionals, scientists, teachers and students are facing newer challenges in communication everyday. We have to communicate with entire world – with the people of different nationalities various background and diverse experiments. The greatest need of the hour is to learn to work together as team. To exist in this mode of working, organizations and institutions require a high level of competence in Interpersonal communication. The corporate world values those who have the ability to communicate effectively. Recruiters rank communication skills as important criteria for hiring employees. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are crucial to increase employment opportunities and to compete successfully in the business environment. Interpersonal communication leads to good rapport and better human relations which give rise to favorable work climate in any organization. interpersonal communication differs from other forms of communication in that there are few participants involved, the interact ants are in close physical proximity to each other and there are many sensory channels that give immediate feedback. Also the roles of sender and receiver keep alternating. Moreover, most interpersonal communication situation depends on variety of factors, such as the psychology of the two parties involved, the relationship between them, the situation in which the communication takes place, the surrounding environment, and finally the cultural context. The present paper is an attempt to explore the power of interpersonal communication and to suggest some strategies to develop interpersonal communication to excel in personal, professional and social life.

Keywords: Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Attitude, Values, Communication, Empathy.

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