Importance Of Communication In Science

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‘Successful science professionals need to be mindful of the non-verbal cues and messages they are constantly sending through their bodies as they interact with clients’ Communication is defined broadly as ‘the sharing of experience’; it is the method of creating a mutual understanding between two or more people. Communication can take many forms; face to face (two people), in groups (more than two people), phone calls, texts and e-mails. Human communication has a dominating presence in everyday life. Its importance cannot be understated, especially in the context of conveying scientific ideas. 75% of each day is engaged in communication. Communication has been linked to physical and emotional well-being and is closely associated with self-identity (Argyle, 1975). In particular communication is cited as one of the most important skills in the work place. Interpersonal communication, relationship building, leadership, teamwork, networking and persuasion are vital to career success. The strength of an individual’s communication skills is often the deciding factor in the selection of successful candidates for career promotion opportunities. Most noticeably this applies to all fields not only in the area of science. Obviously, the significance of effective communication cannot be understated. However, communication is often viewed as a complex facet of human interaction. Communication can be intentional or unintentional and both verbal and non-verbal. In communication a
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