a. Semantic barriers
a. Semantic barriers: Semantic refers to the study of meanings of words and signs.
Semantic barriers occurs due to:
- Sender and receiver interpret same words in a different manner.
- Words carry different shades and flavor the sender and receiver.
- Fault translation.
- Poor expression power or ability.
Example: The word “critical” when used by a medical practitioner while referring to the condition of a patient shall mean that he is in a very serious condition.
But when the same word “critical” is used by a nuclear scientist while referring to the condition of a rocket to be fired, it means that it is in excellent shape, ready to take off.
b. Noise: Noise is the first and foremost barrier to communication. It means interference that occurs in a signal and prevents you from hearing sounds properly.
Some reasons of noise:
- In a factory the continuous noise made by machines makes oral communication difficult.
- The same way, some technical problems in a public address system or a static in a telephone or telephone cable will distort the sound signal affect communication.
- Adverse weather conditions or some fault in the Ultra modern communication systems may also spoil the effect.
Some of the factors contributing towards noise are as follow:
- Poor listening: A last moment communication with deadlines main port too much pressure on the receiver and may result in resentment.
- Inappropriate channel: Poor choice of channel of communication can also be contributory to them in understanding of the message.
- Network breakdown: Some time staff may forget to forward a letter or there maybe professional jealously resulting in closed channel.