Communication is an inevitable process, especially in modern society where personal, social, and organizational boundaries are disappearing. Without communicating with environment, one may not be able to survive in this highly competitive world. As “only the fittest survives”, at the end of the story, only people who are equipped with most effective communication skills are the ones who climb up to the top of hierarchy, while people with no communication skills in whatsoever areas will just be annihilated.
Importance of communication can be shown in other areas apart from hierarchy as well. With effective communication skill, one may use less resource than required. People with better communication skill will be able to transfer his thoughts, ideas, emotion better and more effectively, which may in return enable them to save time and other means of resource that were required during the communication.
Moreover, effective communication skill may also allow people to deepen their relationship with each other. One may give feedback to another while they are listening, and the speaker may know the emotions that the listener is feeling. In this process, a speaker with effective communication skill will not talk in a way which might offend the listener. This method may at the same time let both speaker and listener know each other better, and thus, extending their relationship further.
Those were the reasons why I think the effective communication skills are important to not only me, but to everyone. I hope that I could acquire the skills that are taught in ES2007S module and fully utilize them so that I can be a successful communicator.