Different types/kinds of communication
Different types of communication system are found in different kinds of organization. The types of communication differ from organization to organization depending upon the nature of information to be communicated and the purpose of communication. Communication mainly takes form of -
(i) Formal communication and
(ii) Informal communication.
Formal communication follows the chain and command. It consists of downward communication, upward communication and horizontal communication. Many communication scholars view the types of communication basing on the direction or flow of the message only and as such the classify communication to be vertical, horizontal or diagonal. Different types of communication are shown in the following graph.