In the growing world of technology, the modern engineering place is about handling the new technologies with some of them innovating everything new the other day. The communication generally goes very down with the team members and the customers as well. In engineering it is important to focus on transforming requirements with best possible working or workable solutions (Ramadi et al., 2016). Other than this, the effective communication helps in verifying about the topic the team is working on for different requirements along with ensuring the resulting solutions implemented in an effective manner.
Requirements for communication skills in the modern engineering workplace
The engineers have to face major issues at the workplace as they have to interact with the non-engineers as well, and explain them their ideas in technical terms as well. There is a certain communication barrier due to the cultural differences, language, and the technical differences in different countries. The cultural communication problems at the workplace lead to poor team performance and reduced effectiveness as well. Here, the difference is mainly encountered with properly interpreting the non-verbal signals like body language and recognizing how slowing the team is expected to work (Hacker, 2017). In the workplace, I see that the native English speakers and the communication barriers are encountered based on the difference of language. All the team members should try to discuss and avoid misinterpretations with regular meetings at a personal level as well.
The competition in today’s world has also become a major barrier where the culture and the language issues are encountered by the people. For example, the major issues come when the metric system of United States is different from the imperial units. It was seen that the NASA teams discovered about how Mars orbiter tend to crash mainly because of the difference in the units. But communication can be a boon at the workplace with the globalisation and industrialisation (Ingre & Basil, 2016). The determination is mainly about how the instances of lack of knowledge and confidence which could be determines at the workplace that hamper the oral presentation performance as well. Some engineering graduates are equipped with the oral communication in order to satisfy the customer needs at a large measure. They tend to contribute towards the promotion of organisation with major impact on the health. The communication can help in workplace productivity along with handling the process of selection and recruitment one tends to focus on. The engineers are focusing on well-informed parts about work progress that confront organisations with decreased workplace productivity. The employers should never compromise on the oral communication rather there should be a paramount where the communication helps in motivating the procurement managers. As per the research, it has been seen that the communication for the engineers at the workplace could be helpful in designing better communication skills curriculum, with focus on the preparation of skills in terms of non-technical skills for the local and global organisations. The research also benefits the people to adapt to the changing communication skills prior to joining the workplace. It is indicated that communication helps in improving the analytical and creative thinking skills. The good communication helps in proper management and giving a better presentation to the customers through phone, email and online meetings. They are for better team activities like brainstorming, project meetings and handling the product designing. The communication is mainly based on interaction with the clients and colleagues where one is able to keep a proper track of oneself along with coordinating, prioritizing and scheduling multiple people tasks resources and projects to meet the deadlines (Danielewicz & Kawaguchi, 2014).
Relation to your personal skills
At a personal level, I feel that communication was or is never a problem for me as I go about with my friends and try to socialise with more and more people. Apart from this, I am also working with the NGO where the small children are there, and I try to spend as much time as possible with them. When compared to my personal skills, I focus on the opportunities that will help in improving and leading the team. I have always been the leader and with sharpening the skills at work, my interpersonal skills are also developed accordingly. With team, it is always important to exhibit a positive attitude and cooperate on the decisions that are made, with proper interaction as well. One could cultivate the interpersonal skills that will bring a stronger relationship maintenance for the co-workers and clients to manage the staff effectively. The conflict resolution is also important to improve the communication with the colleagues. In personal life also, I have been very adamant about focusing on problem solving and critical thinking skills, where the communication focuses on the risks or handling the people argument to co-workers, managers and clients (Saad & Majid, 2014). Here, the engineers have to plan and schedule the work depending upon communication solutions as well as handling the issues related to non-technical customers as well. At a personal level, it is important for me to demonstrate enthusiasm to my parents as they expect a lot of positive things out of me and have real expectations at work as well. I have tried to maintain a balance between work and personal life so that my strong work ethics does not go out of style.
The communication is also important and effective as one is able to measure the ability to create technical documents, instructions and detailed readings. The resources mainly rely on the ability to manage, update and disseminate the documents which are required for a project and is considered to be important (Nasr, 2014). The communication helps in sharpening the opportunities in order to broadly redefine the skills.
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