5. Communicating Effectively
Published Online: 5 OCT 2004
Copyright © 2004 by Wiley-Liss, Inc.
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
- Published Online: 5 OCT 2004
- Published Print: 14 MAY 2004
Print ISBN: 9780471226147
Online ISBN: 9780471663591
- Shannon and Weaver model;
- problems in communication;
- language barriers in scientific organizations;
- gender schemas in communication;
- media and messages
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.