Methods of Communication. The effects of good and poor communication on WDP. What methods of communication do WDP use to communicate?. Group Starter question: Identify which methods of communication WDP use to communicate. Separate these into Oral, written and electronic methods.
The effects of good and poor communication on WDP
Group Starter question:
Messages can be keyed in and stored until needed.
People can keep in touch easily.
One message can be sent to a number of different people at the same time.
Can be printed out
Messages can be saved.
Users need a modem and computer and provider.
Connections can be lost.
Users have to check their mail regularly.
Server problems will affect communication.
Easy to delete messages.
Messages can be intercepted – not good for confidentiality.Benefits and drawbacks of using Email
Save people travelling to meetings (John).
Face to face communication.
Saving cost and time.
Links may not be good.
Hardware is expensive.
Everyone needs to be available at the same time.Benefits and drawbacks of WDP using video conferencing
Everyone gets the same information.
Issues can be discussed freely.
Feedback can be given and received, immediately.
Problems can be sorted quickly
In large meetings there is no way of checking that everyone is listening, or understood.
Not everyone is always available.
Not everyone has confidence to talk at meetings.
Cost of travelling to meetings.Benefits and drawbacks of WDP meetings
Speed – Can be used to create invoices, prepare budgets, produce quotations, keep track of travel expenses.
Time saving – calculations can be made in a fraction of a second.
Complexity – Use ofFormulas
Set-up cost – Buying hardware and software, cost of training, and updates.Benefits and drawbacks of WDP using a computerised system to manage their finances.
2. WDP also communicates with interested people through its website, which has an e-mail facility.
What are the advantages, to WDP, of communicating electronically via the website and e-mail.