5. Communicating Effectively

  1. Alice M. Sapienza

Published Online: 5 OCT 2004

DOI: 10.1002/047166359X.ch5

Managing Scientists: Leadership Strategies in Scientific Research, Second Edition

Managing Scientists: Leadership Strategies in Scientific Research, Second Edition

How to Cite

Sapienza, A. M. (2004) Communicating Effectively, in Managing Scientists: Leadership Strategies in Scientific Research, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/047166359X.ch5

Author Information

  1. School for Health Studies, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 OCT 2004
  2. Published Print: 14 MAY 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471226147

Online ISBN: 9780471663591

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Keywords:

  • Shannon and Weaver model;
  • problems in communication;
  • language barriers in scientific organizations;
  • gender schemas in communication;
  • media and messages

Summary

One hallmark of effective leaders appears to be their ability to communicate effectively (and, listen well). Yet, the model of communication described by Shannon and Weaver depicts a complex process that is subject to multiple problems. Laboratories include people from different countries who speak different languages, and each discipline represents people who share a common meaning for their discipline language. Another possible cause of distortion of the intended message may be gender (and other) schemas. Tactics for communicating more effectively and listening more actively are presented.