The Definition of Communication Skills and Their Importance in a Job

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Being able to communicate effectively, or having the power of effective communication skills, is undoubtedly the most significant and important of all life skills including the soft interpersonal skill. This article focuses on the Definition and Importance of communication skills in Business and organizational life. Before going into the details, first, let us know about the technical definition of the term Communication and Business Communication.

Definition of Communication

Communication is the process of exchanging ideas between two or more than two persons, objects, or persons and objects, with the desired feedback as to their objective.

Examples:

  • Persons: Two or more than two persons talking face to face, chatting on mobile, or writing letters to one another.
  • Objects: One mobile phone sending signals to another mobile phone, Computer sending data to the printer, etc.
  • Persons and Objects: A person giving commands to a computer system, a mobile phone, or a fax machine.

Definition of Business Communication

It is the sharing of information between people within an organization that is performed for the benefit of the organization. In addition, business communication also refers to how a company shares information to promote its products or services to potential consumers.

What is Importance of Communication

The importance of communication can be calculated from the fact that it is one of the basic requirements of any job, big or small. Skill in speaking and writing is useful in all areas of business, such as management, technical, and social positions.

Thus having excellent communication skills always gives an edge to those who have them. It has a rich history. The ancient world, both the East and the West, gave a lot of importance to oral communication. Writing had not evolved in those days therefore, they totally depended on spoken communication. Accordingly, in ancient Greece and Rome, it was necessary to communicate orally when dealing with matters in assemblies and courts. During the Medieval and Renaissance Periods, the oral tradition progressed. As writing became more important as a permanent record of communication, authors and books on written communication principles were written. Therefore, it can safely be said that today’s principles of writing are a mixture of ancient oral and written traditions.

Advantages of Communication Skills in your Career

Your career success depends on your better skill in written and oral communication. Hence, this ability is a valuable asset for you.

In this way, if your work is related to mental work instead of physical work, your progress will depend on how effectively you convey your message to others.

Similarly, good communication skills are found in every job description. Communication is a basic responsibility in many careers, such as Customer Relations, Labour Relations, marketing, Public Relations, Sales & Teaching. Moreover, it is also required in government and nonprofit organizations. In short, these skills play a major role at every level.

Even if your work is mainly with figures, as in the accounting profession, the ability to communicate with those who read your financial reports is necessary.

A quality for Promotion

It is said that there is no royal road to promotion. However, in the field of business, there is one royal road to promotion. It is the road to effective communication skills. Hence, an executive must have the ability to communicate if he wants promotion and success in the job. Moreover, through effective communication skills, one can get the attention of the top management. Those who cannot communicate effectively in either oral or written communication remain in the same positions.

Communication and Global Market

Your skill and expertise in communication, inside and outside your country, have a great effect on all your goals and targets. Moreover, your ability to speak and write effectively also has a lot of positive effects on the image and work of your organization. Likewise, these qualities will help you to be successful in your interaction with international business people. Also, it makes it easy to deal with people from different parts of the world.

Thus, always remember that “To the customer, you are the company”. Your dealings with customers, and the public, reflect your company. Important communications can make a difference in your company. Since each message communicates an essential quality and culture of your company, your good name is always at stake. Your communication can either build goodwill or destroy it.

Messages are written to international customers and other business contacts are sensitive to the readers. It can build and/or destroy your goodwill as well as that of your organization. So, be especially careful while communicating with international people.

The ability to communicate effectively with others is repeatedly named as the top quality of a successful businessman. You, as a businessman, maybe a very intelligent person; but if you cannot get your message across to others you will be considered as less intelligent. Because, ideas are common, but the ability to communicate ideas effectively to others is rare.

If you are a skilled communicator, customers and businessmen form a better impression of you and your organization. This impression is based solely upon your ability to communicate. An effective business message builds or retains goodwill which is very important for any organization. Because the exchange of written communication is vital to a businessman for promoting goodwill, the art of producing effective correspondence will help ensure your success in business.

Communication as your Trademark

So, your ability to communicate is, in fact, your trademark. Your memos, letters, and reports demonstrate your ability or lack of ability to communicate. Presenting yourself through your communication will project a favorable image. as well as promote successful business operators both internally and externally.

Besides, as a businessman, you are required to run the work of your organization smoothly. You have to clearly transfer your objectives, policies, method of working, etc. to the people working with you at different levels. so this ability to communicate is very crucial for you as a businessman for basic managerial functions.

As a businessman, you will regularly plan, design, and control affairs to maximize your production and minimize your cost. therefore, your ability to communicate effectively is going to help you from the brainstorming step to implementing the objectives that you chalk out for the promotion of your business.

Another factor that is important for a businessman to achieve the desired objective in decision making. Here again, able to communicate both orally and in writing helps you make the most of yourself and of your organization.

Above all else, your ability to communicate helps you in understanding human relationships. Being an effective communicator you can interact effectively and positively with others. This situation, thus, results in an open climate of communication within an organization as well as outside it. So communication is of paramount importance for a businessman to be successful in his business.

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    1. Ali haider

      At first I was surprised to find out that we had to learn Communication Skills. Because it’s Very Important To convey any Information to others and CSKIL tells how we deliver any information to others in form of writing, speaking etc.
      Basically, Today we discussed about the exact definition of CSKIL and its Important Factors. We also clear its Concept from some examples.

  2. Shahbaz Malik

    I’m really impressed with your writing and explaining talent. I am really impressed with your point that Communication skills are important because if a person with a knowledge of economy, maths or any field but he has zero communication skill then his knowledge will be multiply by zero.

  3. Muhammad Junaid Javed

    Communication is one of the basic and most important skill that everyone needs but reading mood and understanding when to communicate and when not to is also important. Secondly, please explain communication in terms of professions that would be really helpful.

  4. Muhammad Hassan

    Today we attend the class of Communication skills.In the start sir motivate us on how we produce confidence after this sir taught us about communication skills. The teaching style of Sir was very nice and i hope at the end semester we will be able to speak in front of audience confidently and share our thoughts very easily.

  5. Ali haider

    At first I was surprised to find out that we had to learn Communication Skills. Because it’s Very Important To convey any Information to others and CSKIL tells how we deliver any information to others in form of writing, speaking etc.
    Basically, Today we discussed about the exact definition of CSKIL and its Important Factors. We also clear its Concept from some examples.

  6. Muhammad Wajahat Asif

    Hi Guys,
    Today we discussed about what is communication skills, which factors depends upon communication skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening), and explain further with some examples.
    Communication Skills is basically exchanging of ideas between two or more persons, objects, or person and object with a desired feedback.
    Communication skills used in every field, how to convey your message to any person, object, customer or client etc.

  7. hamza

    I,M Shock

  8. hifza umer

    My feedback is that in short words, communication is a way of transferring your own views and objectives to other using communication skills. Communication is very important in every field of life specially in business and making relationship to other countries we can improve our personality using communication skills. Your way of talking is very fast in that case I cannot understand your lecture clearly . feedback is that in short words, communication is a way of transferring your own views and objectives to other using communication skills. communication is very important in every field of life specially in business and making relationship to other countries we can improve our personality using communication skills.

  9. Mustabshira Bibi

    Communication skills are very important in our daily life. No one can deny its importance. The ability to communicate with someone greatly influences a person’s personality and career as well. The success and progress of a person in a career is directly proportional to the communication skills that a person has where communication skills in turn depends on the efficiency of mental work of the person instead of physical work. People with good communication skills are preffered more for Jobs and have high chances to be promoted.

  10. Asad hayat

    Communication skill is the basic need of person who are willing to work in industry. As every company want to hire person having good communication skill who could benefit them. The way you expressed the communication skill in this post are amazing.

  11. KINZA HABIB

    Communication skill is such an important skill that everyone should possess no matter where you are in the world. Different styles of communication are appropriate in different situations. To make the best use of your communication skills.We cannot emphasize the need for epic communication skills in building a successful working relationship.Communication being one of the most important areas in the workplace.People who are active listeners are well-regarded by their coworkers because of the attention and respect they offer others. While it seems simple, this is a skill that can be hard to develop and improve.

  12. Ahmer hassan

    communication skills are very much important in business and marketing field it is the way of exhausting ideas between two or more than two people with relative feedback. one of the great thing about your today’s lecture is that last 20 minutes of communication in class of every student. it will help us to build confidence

  13. Memoona Shanaya.

    Assalamualaikum . After reading this article I realized the importance of communication skills and now I will try my best to improve my skills I realized that Being able to communicate effectively is one of the most important skill of life communication is defined as transferring information to produce greater understanding it can be done vocally through written media visually or non verbally All these means of communication skill are essentiall soft skill that are vital for success full career
    Thank you.

  14. Almas Naseem

    In our daily life communication skills are very important for us. Communication is a process of tranferring our own views and objects to other using communication skill.
    We can also improve our behaviour using comunication skills.
    Communication skills are important because if a person with a knowledge of physics , chemistry or any field but he has zero communication skills to express his ideas or thought..

  15. Memoona Shanaya.

    Hello there,
    After reading this article I realized the importance of communication skills. Now I will try my best to improve my communication skills. I came to know that being able to communicate effectively is one of the most important skills of life. Communication is defined as transferring information to produce greater understanding. It can be done vocally through written media visually or non verbally. All these means of communication skill are essential soft skills that are vital for successful career
    Thank you

  16. Quite dominant and prominent way of expressing the whole idea about Communication Skills. Communication Skills are the basic need to keep pace with the world run and controlled through effective communication skills. So there is a great need to understand and acquire these skills so we can apply these skills as a practice in our daily life.

  17. Aimen Sajjad

    Nice method of teaching and very informative.

  18. Junaid ahmed

    Most of the content is what we were taught in the lecture but it helped me understand things better.

  19. Zainab Sehar

    In today’s lecture” types of communication ” I clearly understood the concept of communication and it’s types with suitable examples that are suitable for my insight,all examples that are conveyed during lecture really helpful for clearly understanding the essential idea.
    From the entire point I understood that most significant component that is required for the communication is message because without it we can’t start discussion or pass any type of data. My comment is also a types of verbal and internal domain communication in written form which is the most common form of communication being used in business and in our case it has advantage for me that I can edit or revised it many time before it is actually sent, and in case of receiver(mean sir) it enable you to fully understand it and send appropriate feedback. That is what I learnt from entire topic.
    Thank you.

  20. Asad Ali

    A very well managed article and easy to understand.
    There is a small mistake in second paragraph of COMMUNICATION AND GLOBAL MARKET. It’s “reflect your company” according to me.
    There is extra “the” in it.
    Thank You ❤️

    1. Yousaf Marwat

      Made the corrections accordingly… Thank You Asad

  21. Saba khalid

    To start off a paragraph or any sentence the first word should start with capital letter but it wasn’t like that at about 3 places..
    Thank you.

    1. Yousaf Marwat

      Thank you for the info. Would be glad if you could point out the exact location of the words, so it is easy to make the necessary corrections.

  22. saba khalid

    All mistakes are in the topic of : Communication as your Trademark.
    1)as well as promote successful business operators both internally and externally.
    2)so this ability to communicate is very crucial for you as a businessman for basic managerial functions.
    3)therefore, your ability to communicate effectively is going to help you from the brainstorming step to implementing the objectives that you chalk out for the promotion of your business.

    Here, like “a”, “s”, “t”. It is should be capital alphabet start of the line …(●’◡’●)

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