1Communication: The Key to a Manager’s Success


Learning Objectives

When you complete this chapter, you should be able to:

• Define communication accurately in one brief statement.

• State the reasons managers communicate and identify the four major types of communication.

• Describe what can happen when communication doesn’t work.

• State obstacles to clear communication.

• List the key actions that are essential for clear written or spoken communication.

• Evaluate your communication skills at work.


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