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Advantages and Disadvantages of Horizontal Communication

Advantages of Horizontal Communication


Advantages of horizontal communication in an organization are given in the diagram below.


Advantages of horizontal communication

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Advantages of horizontal communication channel are followed:


  1. Saves time
  2. Co-ordination and co-operation
  3. Efficiency
  4. Increases productivity
  5. Immediate feedback
  6. Removes jealousy
  7. Checks grapevine

Benefits of horizontal communication are.


1. Saves time


Horizontal channel of communication saves time. Many urgent decisions in the organization may be taken on the spot.


2. Co-ordination and co-operation


Horizontal channel of communication is of great help to bring better co-ordination and greater co-operation between the staff.


3. Efficiency


Horizontal communication ensures the greater efficiency and better results.


4. Increases productivity


Horizontal channel of communication succeeds in increasing productivity and efficiency of the staff.


5. Immediate feedback


Horizontal communication is generally oral and personally, the chances of misunderstanding are much less as the feedback is immediate.


6. Removes jealousy


Horizontal channel removes jealousy, misunderstanding, etc. among the persons of equal status in the organization.


7. Checks grapevine


Horizontal channel brings employees closer. It enables them to discuss matters directly and personally. This checks the growth of informal communication / grapevine (rumors).


Disadvantages of Horizontal Communication


Disadvantages of horizontal communication in an organization are given in the diagram below.


Disadvantages of horizontal communication

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Drawbacks of horizontal communication channel are followed:


  1. Jealousy among superior rank
  2. Disruption if used in excess
  3. Feeling of frustration
  4. Waste of time in gossiping
  5. Interdepartmental Rivalry

Demerits of horizontal communication channel are.


1. Jealousy among superior rank


In horizontal communication, if there is jealousy or misunderstanding exists between any two persons of equal status; it will not allow the smooth functioning of organization.


2. Disruption if used in excess


If there is too much horizontal communication, both the employees at the junior level and seniors at the higher level are never consulted or even informed. Thus, it is likely to disrupt the organizational hierarchy.


3. Feeling of frustration


Horizontal communication is the feeling of frustration and inadequacy that the department heads get when they meet.


4. Waste of time in gossiping


Horizontal communication may make employees too friendly with each other and there is possibility that they will waste their time in gossiping.


5. Interdepartmental Rivalry


In horizontal communication there may be unhealthy competition among various departments in an organization. Conflicts or rivalries may disrupt the work of the organization. Therefore, an organization prefers vertical communication so that there is an effective line of authority.
In spite of this, there is always a tendency towards more of horizontal communication.


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