Internal Noise



Internalnoise can be classified as the feelings or thoughts an audience hasdeveloped from current situation or past experience, that affect howa message is received (Miranda). Internal noise exists within aperson’s mind and if the receiver questions the credibility orreputation of the sender for example, it may affect how the messageis received and processed. Listening will also be greatly affected bythe attitudes and feelings towards each other. Internal factors suchas racism, sexism and prejudice can negatively impact on the message(Elaine 2012).

Assumptionsand stereotypes have the highest prospective to cause internal noiseand hence affect communication. As a way of overcoming internalnoise, the sender should, use easy language, pick a neutralenvironment or medium and use eye contact or other body gestures tocapture the attention of the listener. As the listener, it’simportant to listen actively and try to control the internalinstincts to absorb the information.


ElaineLa Monica. Managementand Leadership in Nursing and Health Care an Experiential Approach.3rd ed. New York: Springer Pub., 2012. Print.

TheBasic human needs.

Anemployee will require the lowest level of physiological needs such asadequate wages, stable income, food and fresh air to breath. Oncethese needs are assured, the employee will require the higher rank ofsecurity needs under which management must ensure a safe workingenvironment and benefits.

Generally,employees’ social interactions, acceptance, staff cooperation andinterpersonal relations should be noted and rewarded to promotesocial belonging needs. Esteem needs that include, status,responsibility and reputation must also be considered. With self-actualization, growth and more freedom are needs that managementshould apply in the workplace. (Fritz 2006). Lastly, managementshould ensure sufficient hygiene factors are observed while at thesame time building motivators in the workplace to help reduce jobdissatisfaction and enable work motivation. To avoid conflict,company policies should consider the employee’s welfare is takencare of to achieve success.


Fritz,Janie M. Harden. ProblematicRelationships in the Workplace.New York: Peter Lang, 2006. Print.