Of course, it’s communication… the activity of conveying ideas, thoughts, information, emotions, etc. between and among people.
In our fast-paced work/life, indirect communication happens a lot. It’s risky because what we have to say will likely be changed/altered/misrepresented/diluted, as it gets further away from us.
You can saturate a group or organization with information, but if that information isn’t understood, or isn’t understood in the way you meant it, you’ve wasted your time… and theirs. Good communication has to empathize with the audience and try to anticipate what they will think and how they will feel about the message they receive.
Communication includes body language, facial expression, and tone of voice, as well as the attitude that is projected in voice, writing, or actions.
Our personal experiences, gender, cultural background, education, age, and perception of who is doing the communicating effect how they send, receive, and interpret communication.
Just remember this, “COMMUNICATION IS UNDERSTANDING.” (Scott Boss)
If you do your best, have insane follow through, and go the extra mile to make sure your communication (verbal, non-verbal, direct, indirect, tone, attitude, facial, and body language) is “understood” by your intended audience you will be a successful communicator.
Oh, and by the way, “understanding” doesn’t imply “agreement”.