8/04/2013

Advantages and Disadvantages of Consensus Communication

Advantages of Consensus Communication


Advantages of Consensus communication are given in the diagram below.


Advantages of Consensus Communication

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Benefits of Consensus communication are followed:


  1. Peace and harmony
  2. It solves problems
  3. Develop managerial skill
  4. Unity harmony
  5. Immediate feedback
  6. Training to juniors

Advantages of Consensus communication channel are.


1. Peace and harmony


In consensus communication, industrial peace and harmony can be maintained.


2. It solves problems


Consensus communication is suitable to solve the problems like bonus, retrenchment, service conditions by consulting union leaders and worker representative.


3. Develop managerial skill


Consensus communication it helps to build and develop managerial skills among junior officers and sub-ordinates.


4. Unity harmony


Consensus communication helps to project an image of unity and harmony in the organization.


5. Immediate feedback


Consensus communication gives immediate feedback to the management and helps the management to study the reactions of employees.


6. Training to juniors


Consensus provides proper training in Managerial Skills to the juniors in an organization, because they are trained in the process of decision making at a very early stage.


Disadvantages of Consensus Communication


Disadvantages of Consensus communication are given in the diagram below.


Disadvantages of consensus communication

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Drawbacks of consensus communication channel are followed:


  1. Time consuming
  2. Compromise
  3. Wrong impression
  4. Habit of consultation
  5. Not necessarily the best decision

Demerits of consensus communication are.


Disadvantages of Consensus Communication


Consensus is a time-consuming process, the stronger the difference, the greater the delay.


2. Compromise


Consensus is a kind of compromise, and in a compromise, no section is fully satisfied.


3. Wrong impression


In Consensus communication, workers have the impression that their supervisors are not able to take decisions on their own.


4. Habit of consultation


In Consensus communication, the subordinates develop the habit of consultation, and it creates a problem when they are not asked on one or two occasions.


5. Not necessarily the best decision


In Consensus, the decision of the majority is adopted. However, the decision of the majority needs not to be the best decision. Time may prove the inadequacy of the decision of the majority.

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