This image, which appeared in the August 1983 Training and
Development Journal, depicts ineffective communication. The
inability to get one's message across can be frustrating for all
parties involved. Human communication is complex, and teaching the
skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing requires
Does your organization have a training initiative for effective
communication? If so, is everyone expected to attend?
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