Does Communication Communicate?
An MBA student asked me to fill up a set of questionnaire some days ago for her research paper. I forgot the exact title, but i think it was related to the role of communication in the workplace. It was an interesting topic for me. There was a question in which i was asked to put my views. I wrote: I wish people were less emotional and more professional.
People have been complaining that i do not communicate with them easily. Not only my relatives, but even my colleagues these days say that i do not communicate well with them.
Well, there was a time when i also used to believe in communication. I used to be so much interested in making interaction that people used to say that i speak a lot. Even my teachers used to say: You speak the truth. But such truths are dangerous. Slowly, i discovered that it’s useless trying to communicate your point of view. I discovered that while trying to communicate their views, people misunderstand each other even more. Therefore, these days, i often say that communication never communicates, and most often it miscommunicates.
Hence, these days i do not feel like communicating as far as possible. I’ve even stopped greeting people whom i meet everyday. What’s the point in saying ‘Good Morning’, ‘Good Day’ & blah, blah, blah everyday? Even while blogging, I’m not trying to communicate anything. I’m just expressing myself. For me, blogging is like writing a diary .