What is the most important element of communication?
***This blog post was originally published in French in March 2021.***
That is the question we asked the members of our laboratory!
The diversity of responses we received shows us the complexity of communication and the importance of its multiple facets.
The responses from the first two members of our lab are related to the importance of the content of the message:
Another lab member highlighted the importance of articulation, for two main reasons:
For other lab members, conveying information far beyond the words is also crucial!
Some lab members also mentioned the importance (or lack thereof) of the interaction between people who communicate with each other.
Finally, the importance of adapting to the interlocutor was underscored by another lab member:
Do you agree with them?
We invite you to think about this too!