1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY
The relevance of information in today’s business cannot be overlooked. We are in a computer age where information could be gotten within the shortest possible time with a minimal cost. Information is meaningful when it aids in achieving managerial effectiveness. One has to combine this information with management being the process of planning, organizing, controlling and directing both human and material resources towards a predetermined set goal. These objectives will only be achieved with committed workers. As the saying goes, “all information acquired is meaningful but not all are relevant to certain objective goal”. Different goals require different information.
For a manager to be able to achieve the maximum efficient and effectiveness at the information around him, he must be able to know how to manage it. According to Prof. Robert et al, (2000) described a management as an organized method for accomplishing a business task or function. Communication and information are regarded as complimentary terms. There could be no information if it is not transmitted by certain means and communication can exist unless there is information or a message and communication can exist unless there is information or a message to be transmitted. Information in this context is a message pass to second person through a certain medium.
In other words, communication is the process by which information takes place and for the message to have effect to the destination, the process by which it is transmitted must be effective. This is also referred to as the transmitter of information. Information is in a short stoppage or improperly used as a result of information breakdown on a transforming production line. This therefore, can be very costly in lost of output or may cause misconception. Information not communicated is of no usage. This makes information and communication works hand in hand. Communication is...