Breaking down communication breakdowns

By Corinne Impey
Published: 02/03/2022
Breaking down communication breakdowns
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How many times have you experienced a communication breakdown and wondered, “Did they misunderstand me or did I misunderstand them?” If your answer is “rarely,” well done. Still, even the most effective communicator can benefit from understanding how and why communication breaks down, because—whether you’re messaging by email or meeting in-person—there are many, many ways communication can go awry. Here are three of the most common causes of miscommunication and some strategies to avoid them.

Breaking down communication breakdowns

 


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