Unit 4222-301 Essay

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Unit 4222-301 Outcome 1 Understand why effective communication is important in the work setting Communication can be used to bring out changes in attitudes, motivate people and establish and maintain relationships. Communication is vital for seeking and providing information. We communicate to express our emotions like courage or fear, joy or sorrow, satisfaction or disappointment with appropriate gestures and words. It is crucial to have good communication for developing positive relationships with other people. It is a process by which two or more people exchange ideas, facts, feelings or impressions in ways that each gains a common understanding of the message. We need to build relationships with the service users that we work with, their families and our colleagues to enable us to work effectively. Relationships and communication skills are closely linked, as good communication will help to build good relationships. Relationships are influenced by the way we communicate this not only includes the language we use and how we listen to others but also our body language, gestures and facial expressions. If we do not communicate well with either a colleague or service user this could affect the way we work, as it could cause an atmosphere or tension in the work environment. Outcome 2 Be able to meet the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals You need to consider a number of factors when promoting effective communication, such as verbal communication. You should always think about the way you speak such as is the tone and pitch of your voice, suited to the situation or topic you are discussing? A louder more direct communication maybe required if trying to get the attention of a group instead of an individual. However this would not be suitable in a situation whereby a service user is upset or embarrassed, this would need a quieter
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