In the modern engineering workplace the professional requirements and demands for engineers are increasing day by day. For an engineer to be professional in the modern engineering workplace it is necessary to learn and get full grip on the required communication skills in order to perform professionally. In this way he/she will be able to fulfil the professional requirements of the modern engineering workplace. It is a proved evidence of the modern era that the fresh engineers lack the necessary communication skills.
For an engineer it is very necessary to know about the communication skills that are the basic demand of the modern engineering workplace. An engineer can understand the meaning of communication skills from the fact that such skills are associated with various elements like oral written listening and visual etc. In this paper i am going to address the important communication skills applied in the modern engineering workplace by an engineer to be professional. From the detail research and analysis i have observed that the most vital communication skills for an engineer are foreign language skills effective english skills oral skills written skills listening skills and the visual skills. I am going to discuss that why each of these communication skills is important for a professional engineer to perform well in modern engineering workplace. At the end of the paper i will develop a relation between these communication skills with my personal skills. For an engineer to work professionally in modern engineering workplace it is necessary that he/she have full command on foreign languages.
The reason behind it is that different engineering companies take projects in various parts of the world. Hence the engineers of a specific company have to travel from one place to another in order to do the assigned projects. In each part of the world there is a specific language spoken by the locals. In order to be aware from the circumstances and facts about the working place an engineer should learn the language of that specific part of the world. By having the knowledge about the various foreign languages an engineer will not hesitate to work professionally in any specific area of a country or world.
Hence for a professional engineer it is very necessary to have the skills and knowledge about the foreign languages. The second communication skill that is necessary for an engineer is the effective english skills. For an engineer to get good command on english language it is necessary for him/her to complete the course in english for specific purposes esp after completing this english training course the english communication skills of an engineer will be good. When an engineer will have the effective english skills he/she will be able to communicate with his/her seniors and colleagues with full confidence.
The effective english skills will also make him/her able to covey his/her message in a well and organized style of talking. Hence for an engineer to perform professionally in the modern engineering workplace effective english skills are necessary to be learnt. Third communication skill that can help an engineer to perform well in the modern engineering workplace is known as the oral skills. The basic relation of this communication skill is with the specific kind of talking style of an engineer. In order to convey a specific message about the work to a colleague it is necessary for an engineer to have excellent oral communication skills. In order to develop best oral communication skills inside the personality an engineer should have a lot of knowledge about the specific engineering project.
Best oral communication skills can be gotten by an engineer if he/she presents a lot of presentations. These two methods will develop the best oral communication skills inside an engineer and he/she will be able to perform well in the modern engineering workplace. The next two communication skills are named as the written and listening communication skills that are necessary for an engineer to be learnt. Continuous writing increases the critical thinking abilities and problem solving methods. On the other hand in the modern engineering workplace direct oral instructions are given to engineers about the specific assigned project. Hence it is very necessary that an engineer should have an excellent sense of listening. Having these two communication skills an engineer can solve the toughest problem by listening the necessary oral detail with excellent sense of humour. The last vital communication skill is the visual skills.
In the modern engineering workplace sometimes instructions are given in the form of drawings diagrams and symbolic pictures about the assigned project. In order to understand these kinds of visual instructions an engineer should have the excellent visual communication skills. By having such kind of communication skills an engineer will understand the given visual instructions in a very short time. In this way he/she will work professionally according to those visual instructions. Hence these communication skills are necessary for an engineer to work well in the modern engineering workplace.
From the above detail discussion about the six important communication skills i have come to know that how much each communication skill is necessary to work professionally in the modern engineering workplace. When i take a look on my personal skills i reach on this conclusion that i have only one or two communication skills. I just have the effective english skills. I am also able to listen my classmates and teachers with full attention. Besides these two communication skills i have no other skill that can make me as a professional engineer. I have not the ability to solve the tough problems and think critically. I am unable to understand the visual engineering instructions given by my teachers about some specific task.
I do not know the foreign languages. Hence from this analysis i have noticed that to develop the each communication skill described above i have to do a lot of hard work. Being an engineer i want to work professionally in the modern engineering workplace.
It would be possible only when i have all the six communication skills. This is also a demand of any modern industry.