Communication Inhibitors

Communication Inhibitors
Please note that your final paper in WRTG 394 is a research-
based report. The work you do for
this first writing assignment might lead to an excellent topic on which to write your final paper.
Overview:
For this assignment,
you are asked to collect real
-life examples of barrier
s (inhibitors) to
communication that occur in your work or community environment. The examples of
communication barriers that you collect can be from documents, conversations (face
-to-face or
digital), email messages, or meetings.
This assignment consists of four parts:
Part I:
Think about your work or community and
come up with 3
-4 real
-life examples of barriers
(inhibitors)
to written and verbal communication
that occur in that environment. The
communication
examples you c
ome up with can be from documents, conversations (face
-to-face
or digital), emails, or meetings.
Then
write one or two detailed paragraphs of 100-
125 words
each
in which you describ
e the
following:
your workplace or community setting
you have chosen to analyze
the communication barriers in that setting that you are describing
other details you think m
ight be relevant to the context
Various t
ypes of communication inhibitors
, and examples of them
, can be found in the four
articles that are available to you through eReserves. These communication barriers
include but
are not limited to the following:
connotative meanings of words
o
rganizational barriers
personal censors and filters
nonverbal barriers
noise (real and semantic)
competitive b
arriers
audience expectations
lack of writing purpose, o
rganization, support or clarity
commu
nication structure (or lack of)
artificial voice
direction of communication
forced collaboration
physical barriers
fault
y level of technicality
cultural barriers
faulty level of formality
experiential barriers
faulty direction
perceptual barriers
poor timing
motivational barriers
excessive subjectivity
emotional barriers
linguistic barriers
Part II:
After you’ve collected at least 3
-4 communication
barriers
and have identified the inhibitors they
represent
,
d
efine the inhibitors in a bullet
ed list
. The definition you provide should identify the
general characteristics of the inhibitor and how it works
to
impede communication
.
The
definitions should not
mention your specific work environment.
Please consult the video on this assignment and the two sample student submissions to this
assignment in order to see a demonstration on how this part might be wr
itten.
Part III:
Analyze these 3
-4 communication inhibitors as they apply to your wo
rkplace or community
environment. List them in a table with three columns:
the communication example either as
a direct quote or paraphrase
the name of the inhibitor(s) at work in the sample
a justification of your selection of the inhibitor(s)
Again, please consult the video on this assignment and the two sample student submissions
to this assignment in order to see a demonstration on how this part might be written.
Part IV:
Using a scale of 1 to 100 (with a score of 75 considered
average
),
rank your organization’s
communication effectiveness
. Justify and explain the score you award.
Your justification
should be
one to two paragraphs, about 175
-250 words
total.
Please continue to the next page for additional instructions.
Reading Material
to Draw Upon for this Assignment:
For this assignment, you will want to draw on the following reading materials about
communication inhibitors
in the eReserves area of LEO
.
“10 Barriers to Communication”
“Communication Barriers”
“Physical Barriers in Communication”
“The Barriers to Effective Communication”
The items are available as eReserves in our class in LEO.
You can access the articles by taking the following steps:
click
Content
select
Class Resources
select
eReserves
select the icon for eReserves in the middle of your page.
in the list of items that appears, locate the articles and download them
Format
:
Your text should be s
ingle
-spaced.
The following page has a template to use in completing this assignment.
I.
Description o
f community setting, in
cluding a description of the 3
-4
communication inhibitors that occur in that setting.
II.
Definitions
of the 3
-4 inhibitors
:
III.
Table
of the 3
-4 co
mmunication samples and the inhibitors they represent:
The communication
example either as a direct
quote or paraphrase
The name of the inhibitor(s)
that the example represents
A justification of your
selection of the inhibitor
IV.
Short paragraph rating the organization’s communication effectiveness on a
scale of 1 to 100 and justifying the ranking: