By Quadri Adeniyi Olorunfunmi
Communication is the most important aspect of every relationship.
Communication is important in any relationship, as it allows you to effectively share feelings, opinions and expectations. Many people fail to communicate due to fear of rejection or the fear that they will end up upsetting or even losing their partner, family members or friends.
Moving on, discussing about relationships, it can be any relationship as far as communication is concerned. It can be parent/child relationship, boss and staff relationship, husband and wife relationship, boyfriend and girlfriend relationship, mentor and mentee relationship and so on. There are different manners of approach, the fact that some people misunderstand words have ruined many relationships.
In the words of Maya Maria Brown who shared a simple tips that can improve communication in a relationship, “Communication in a relationship is huge, infact having poor communication is one of the biggest reasons why couples break up, so weather you and your partner have a problem on communication or you both have issues, there is one thing that can totally change the game. Research shows that if you and your partner spend ten minutes a day, talking about something other than work, the kids, your chores around the house, things could be so much better, so try talking to your partner about your dreams for the future or something you’re interested in that has been on your mind for so long, anything other than those things mentioned above, just ten minutes a day can make all the difference”.
So as many other relationships also involve communication.
Furthermore, “why is communication important in every relationship?”
For this: Communication helps you and your partner to understand each other better.
When you communicate, it helps build trust and security in a relationship.
Good communication can lead to a deeper connection that makes a strong relationship.
According to Dr Gab Ganiu Bamgbose, in one of his latest text on “Language And Communication” where he noted that, communication is central to human existence, and it deserves some guildelines for the purpose of a peaceful society.
He further stated that miscommunication have resulted in malice, misunderstandings and even wars.
On the one word, communication can affect the overall success of your business, as effective techniques can lead to engagement and satisfaction among employees. Without communication from company leadership, employees may lose motivation and become directionless.
In other words, communication in the workplace is important because it boosts employee morale, engagement, productivity, and satisfaction. Communication is also key for better team collaboration and cooperation.
Ultimately, effective workplace communication helps drive better results for individuals, teams, and organizations. This implies that communication is also important in an organization in order for a successful goals/achievement.
Also, parent-child communication is the verbal and non-verbal interaction to create a good relationship between a parent and child within a family system. Good communication between you and your child is important for developing a positive relationship and will make it easier for you to talk about difficult topics, as they get older. One of the most challenging tasks to learn is how to respond to behavior. Learn more about using praise, engaging in play, and participating in active listening to build strong communication with your child. It is very important for parents and children to be able to communicate openly and effectively with each other. When communication is done effectively, children begin to feel that they are respected, heard and understood by their parents, which is a boost to their self-esteem.
Furthermore, One of the biggest advantages of having good communication with your mentee is that you’ll be able to enhance them to the best of their ability –avoiding misinterpretation or uncertainty. Through effective communication, mentors can present work methods clearly to help their mentee towards their goals.
In addition, every communication pass a message/information from the speaker/encoder to the receiver/decoder. Listening is the most important component of effective communication. Effective listening is more than just understanding the words of the speaker. It is understanding the meaning and importance behind those words and how the speaker feels about topic.
I will be concluding this piece with this assertion – being silent won’t help in any relationship, you’re a voice and you need to be heard.
Quadri Adeniyi Olorunfunmi is of the Lagos State University, Ojo