In order to be competitive at the workplace, a team needs to interact frequently and openly.Team members must communicate with each other irrespective of the distance between themselves since there is advancement in technology and therefore this does not matter.However, the message can be interrupted by a process called noise and can result in discrepancy and sometimes negative feedback from the receiver (Bowman and Targowski 1987).
Interpersonal relationship is seen as the way a person communicates with another individual (Yoder, Hugenberg & Wallace, 1996).
There are several types of interpersonal communication and includes public speaking, small-group or dyadic forms of communication.
Public speaking involves interacting with a mass of people while small-group involves interacting with a group of people not in large numbers.
On the other hand, dyadic communication is a form of communication between two people and may be through sending and receiving letters between two people or a telephone conversation between two people.
Communication is fundamental system in entire organizations found around the world.
For instance, organizations rely on all forms of communication from nonverbal to verbal during their daily running of business duties.Communication is an important skill for people to have in an organization.Through the interpersonal communication (communication between two or more people) process, people can exchange information, create motivation, express feelings or apply penalties for inappropriate behavior, all within the workplace (Robbins, et al, 2009).Frequent check up by the manager will ensure that the work is done at the proper time and deadlines are met.The leader or manager of the team should use direct communication in order to avoid misinformation at the workplace and also make sure that every member is notified if there are any changes that have occurred.We as individuals spent most of our time exchanging ideas with other people and this shows the importance of interpersonal communication.This paper will therefore seek to define interpersonal communication and examine a number of factors that influence our interpersonal communication.The team at the workplace needs to communicate for it to become successful and consequently, if there is no proper communication, the result is that their goals will never be achieved (King, 2000).The manager or the leader at the workplace should not only always communicate with the members of the team but also be able to check the progress of work of each individual and the group as a whole.According to Eunson (2008) people who lack communication skills in the organization should be trained to deal with different situation that involve communicating effectively.In response to Eunson (2008), this essay aims to prove why interpersonal communication is an important skill to have and how organisation can train employees and managers to use these skills within the workplace.