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Or what if you are trying to be friendly and sympathetic, but the words come across as cold and uncaring? If you were communicating in person or on the phone, you could modulate the emotional tone of your message with various nonverbal cues, such as smiling, accenting certain words or syllables, shrugging your shoulders, and so on. The limitations of lean text-based communication gave rise to the use of emoticons and emojis to convey emotional tone in a way that can be difficult to do with words. As useful as these visual elements can be, they present two dilemmas for business communicators. First, even though more businesspeople are comfortable with emoticons and emojis for workplace communication, and they are built into many business communication systems, some professionals view them as inappropriate for all but the most casual communication between close colleagues.
There are different ways to understand the principles and processes that define communication. Over the years, numerous models have been offered as representations of what is involved when human communicate. Different scholars have put forward different communication models, main among them are: —. In the year Cloude Shannon, an electrical engineer, and Warren Weaver propounded a mathematical model of communication. This model particularly explains electronic communication in a simple linear way which is easily understandable.