Communication is an act of any natural or artificial means of conveying information or giving instruction. It’s the process of passing information and understanding from one person to the other.
According to Newman and summer
Communication is an exchange of facts, ideas, opinions or emotions by two or more persons.
According to Peter Little
Communication is process by which information is transmitted between individuals/organization so that understanding response results. Its giving, receiving or exchange of information, opinions, or ideas by writing speech or visual means or any combination of the three so that the material communicated is completely understood by everyone concerned.
Administrative communication –
Administrative communication is a process involving the transmission and accurate replication of ideas ensured by feedback for purpose of eliciting actions which will accomplish organizational goals.
This definition has emphasized the following points;-
¾ It involves the communication of ideas.
¾ Ideas should be accurately replicated. The receiver should get exactly the same ideas as were transmitted.
¾ Transmitter is assured of accurate replication of ideas by feedback.
¾ Purpose of communication is to elicit action.
This definition can be expanded to include emotions.
The purpose of communication is not always to elicit action it may also include communication to seek information or to persuade other person to a certain point of view.