oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Barriers to communication and how to overcome them : management
Extracted from text ... 55 SA Pharmaceutical Journal - August 2006 MANAGEMENT Many kinds of interferences or disturbances can confuse, distort or block a message and create a communication barrier or obstacle. Although these barriers normally do not completely shut off communication, they affect the quality of communication. Communication barriers can generally be divided into the following categories1: ? Physical barriers ? Physiological barriers ? Psychological barriers ? Perceptual barriers ? Semantic barriers ? Intercultural barriers These barriers can be thought of as filters, that is, the message leaves the sender, goes through these "filters", and is then heard by the receiver. These filters, ..
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