051.1.1 Essay

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Understand why effective communication is important in the work setting 051.1.1 Identify the different reasons people communicate. Communication is needed to build relationships and communicating so we can build a new relationship even by just saying hi. There are a variety of reasons why people communicate in work settings. We need to maintain, this communication as this will help gain a relationship by doing this we can also gain and share information with families, other professionals, children and workers with this information we gain and share will help us in the way we work. Sometimes communicating can be about gaining reassurance and acknowledgement we may praise them, give them physical reassurance or acknowledgement by eye contact or taking an interest in what they are doing. Workers also can give reassurance and acknowledgment to each other. We also have the need to express our needs and feelings and also are there to allow children to do the same. If not given the opportunities to express themselves children can become frustrated and isolated. Communication is also needed to share ideas and thoughts with each other. Communication is the key to understanding and being understood. It is essential for our survival and used in every aspect of our lives, from the moment we are born. Talking, shouting, crying, reading, writing, seeing, listening, using body language, expressions (e.g. smiling, frowning), gestures and signs are just some of the means by which we communicate. We communicate with each other in order to achieve goals in life, whether physical or emotional. Communication allows us to convey information, thoughts, moods (e.g. happiness, sadness, anger), needs, choices. Human beings have a basic need to relate to each other and effectively expressing themselves through communication, in all its forms, is the way in which
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