Sample Communication Paper on Interpersonal Communication

Week 1 Discussion

Interpersonal communication is very different from the five other types of communications. Interpersonal communication defines the communication of small groups in the organization such as a face-to-face dialogue among the employees. Interpersonal communication breaks the boundary of effective communication and interaction among the people. A manager to communicate to both the subordinates and the upper management uses interpersonal communication. However, interpersonal communication is different from the non-verbal form of communication (Wood, 2012). Non-verbal communication indicates the use of facial expressions, body language and other significant aspects. Unlike, interpersonal communication, non-verbal communication can be used to promote consistency between spoken and non-verbal communication.

Intrapersonal is a crucial form of communication that insists on communication with one’s self. Thus, intrapersonal communication does involve interacting with other people as in the case of interpersonal communication.  Another form of communication is written communication involving the writing of memos letters and emails for communication purposes.  Unlike interpersonal communication that consists of face-to-face interactions, written communication there is no personal contact between the persons. Written communication has various advantages including immediacy, efficiency, and flexibility (West & Turner, 2010).

Oral communication is another form of communication that involves the engagement in conversations with various people. As other types of communication, oral communication is very different from interpersonal communication due to the face-to-face interactions.  Human/Machine is another form of communication commonly known as automation. This involves the accomplishment of tasks through interactions with machines such as flying a pilot. The introduction of technology has made the different forms of communication easier. For instance, automation communication is made simpler through improved technological devices (West & Turner, 2010). Verbal communication can be conducted through teleconferencing services emerging from the new technology. Therefore, technology has made the various forms of communication efficient and effective.
















West, R., & Turner, L. (2010). Understanding interpersonal communication: Making choices in changing times. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning

Wood, J. (2012). Interpersonal communication: Everyday encounters. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.