Leadership & Communication
Organizational Sciences also focuses on understanding how leadership and communication influence organizations. Organizations are made of people who come together to create a product or deliver a service. Those people interact with each other using various methods of communication to convey meanings and foster actions. The leader is the specific person who leads people in order to achieve their common goal. A leader will create a shared vision and use communication to influence the members of the organization.
It is important to note that a manager is not necessary a leader. In my opinion they are pretty different. To make things simple, a leader leads people toward a vision he (or she) has about a preferred future, while a manager manages people to achieve the goals by focusing on the completion of tasks. The leader has followers that believe in the same goal, while the manager has employees that are willing to implement the manager’s directions. This blog will attempt to answer the following questions: Are there specific personality traits that only leaders possess? What are the different types of leaders? And many others…
Communication allows people to share knowledge, ideas, emotions, goals, and many other things. Furthermore, communication can help to build organizational efficiency or destroy it. The role of communication tends to be ignored until organizations are in trouble. Communication seems to be easy and natural but a reflection is needed to understand the impact of communication and its possible forms of expression. We are all aware that they are good and bad communication methods. Most of the time, organizations with poor communication are less successful than those with clear communication. There are different ways to communicate: we can speak, use body language, react, not react or utilize technology to convey a message. Sometimes the message sent is not the one received by people. We all are subject to interpretation of any message which make the role of the communicator complex.
Some questions that one might have are: How can communication be used to facilitate organizational development? What are the tools that organizations possess to communicate and how do they select those tools? Communication exists both inside and outside organizations. Communication starts with the interaction between two people and carries on with the use of mass media and social media. Technology has and is changing the way people interact locally and globally. We are not anymore thinking only in term of local relations but also international relations. Communication is everywhere.