60 Communication Quotes Highlighting the Importance of Collaboration

In such a diversified world, with new business fields arising everywhere, people have to adapt more quickly than ever. More and more jobs are needed and created overnight. Nowadays employees need to constantly develop new skills, like mastering artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and so on.

Thus, relying only on a set of hard skills, seemingly most sought-after at a particular point in time, is not the most effective way to gain professional success. In most situations, soft skills have actually proven to be the determining factor of an upward professional trajectory.

Soft skills, like good communication or time management, often carry more weight in an employer’s eyes than the hard skills a potential employee might possess. That’s because, in the end, effective communication in the workplace is directly linked to an organization’s success.

For example, did you know that 86% of the workforce names poor communication as the main reason for company failures?

Effective communication is not always easy, especially in the context of remote working and tools-mediated communication. Not to mention companies that work cross-culturally.

However, like any set of skills – good communication can be improved. To help you gain the motivation to do so, here are 60 communication quotes from various industry experts and celebrities. These highlight the importance of communication for successful relationships – both personally and professionally.

Leadership communication quotes from industry professionals

    1. “Communication is a necessity in today’s workplace. There is no way to get away from it; whether you like it or not, communication is a skill that will make or break you”.

      Ray Charles, Founder of Household Air

Ray Charles

    1. “Communication is vital for the success of any relationship, whether personal or professional. It helps establish boundaries and conveys to the other person what to expect from the interaction.”

      Jeff Johnson, Real Estate Agent & Acquisition Manager at Simple Homebuyers

    2. “Communicating effectively increases productivity and helps in understanding the other person. It also helps in becoming a better team member and collaborator.”

      Elis Bender, Co-founder RevenueGeeks

    3. “When communication is clear and effective, it can help build strong relationships, inspire trust and cooperation, and contribute to a more productive work environment.

      Fanny Surjana, CEO of Quenchlist

    4. “Professional environments lean on knowledge and ideas. If you want to gain more knowledge and information, you need to seek and share it through communication.”

      Martin Seeley, Chief Executive Officer at MattressNextDay

    5. “It’s necessary to train yourself to communicate effectively due to the constantly changing business world. That’s because one can’t excel in their respective fields without enhancing their soft and hard skills.”

      –  Amira Irfan, Business Coach & Founder of A Self Guru

    6. “Improving how you communicate is necessary because it allows you to get better at what you do. You’re also able to understand how others see the world, which will make you more effective in any situation, especially when it comes to conflict resolution and working in teams.”

      Farnam Elyasof,  CEO & Founder of Flex Suits

    7. “Communication is one of the building blocks of a business. Effective communication is required in every aspect of your business: from working with your workers to closing a deal with your customers.”

      Joshua Rich, Business Owner at Bullseye Locations

    8. “Whether you’re a doctor or a lawyer, a teacher or a mailman, you will have to communicate with people. The quality of your communication will make a profound difference in how you are perceived by others and how successful you are.”

      Jonathan Gron, Owner of OwlRatings.

    9. “Having great communication skills benefits all facets of life, from professional to personal to everything. All commercial interactions are the outcome of communication. Good communication skills enable others and yourself to comprehend information more properly and promptly.”

      Lyle Florez, Founder of EasyPeopleSearch

Lyle Florez

  1. “In a world that’s growing ever more virtual and global, effective communication is incredibly important in building authentic and efficient working relationships. Remote work has made it more important than ever to >ensure employees can scale communication, collaboration, and information sharing at work.”

    JitenPuri, CEO & Founder, PolicyAdvisor.com

  2. “Training yourself as an effective communicator gives you self-earned credibility because of how you present yourself. Communication is more than just the act of speaking well but also understanding the tone of voice you should use on any occasion and the level of assertiveness you must exude inorder to get your message through.”

    Sarah Jameson, Marketing Director at GreenBuildingElements.com

  3. “Communication is the number one skill we all need to improve, whether in the workplace or at home. It doesn’t matter if you have an audience of 1 or 1 million, connection should be the goal of any kind of communication. Communicating for the sake of communicating won’t help build or strengthen relationships, connecting will.”

    David Tyler, Communication Consultant & Keynote Speaker at www.davidtylerspeaks.com

  4. “It is highly important to train yourself to communicate effectively. After all, good communication is a crucial soft skill to have in today’s work environment. It highlights your ability to get the point across, thus, ensuring effective collaboration.”

    Sai Blackbyrn, Career Coach, CEO of Coach Foundation

  5. “Communication is vital to success, it opens the doors to opportunity, helps you to design and implement effective workplace strategies, and makes sure that you don’t miss any potential changes that might cross your path at any point in the future.”

    Christina Russo, Co-Founder of The Kitchen Community

  6. “Communication is an integral part of our everyday lives. It helps us express ourselves to others and let them know our expectations of them.”

    – Brandon Walsh, Founder of Dads Agree

  7. “Openness, honesty, and integrity are highly sought-after attributes in team members – open communication is important in conveying these attributes and building trust within your teams.”

    Gary Warner, Marketing Manager at Joloda Hydraroll

  8. “Communication that is effective leaves all parties satisfied and feeling accomplished. When messages are delivered clearly, there are fewer chances of misunderstandings or alterations, which minimizes conflict.”

    Edward Ratner, Founder and CEO at Verseon

  9. “Effective communication is critical for the success of any personal or business relationship. Speaking openly not only conveys important information but shows transparency and a commitment to the other party. Clear, concise speech helps put everything on the table for everyone to contribute. Open communication lines ensure that everyone is accessible when they need to be for the team.”

    –  Kevin Callahan, Co-Founder & CEO of Flatline Van Co.

  10. “Communication skills are essential in the workplace because they help build relationships, increase collaboration, increase efficiency, and encourage positive engagement at work.”

    Jessica Anvar, Founder & Managing Partner of the Lemon Law Experts

  11. Jessica Anva
  12. “Communicating effectively helps in developing relationships with others. It helps in expressing ideas and encourages decision-making in an individual. If one does not train themselves to communicate as effectively as possible, they will experience a lack of confidence and fluent working.”

    Adam Garcia, CEO at The Stock Dork

  13. “Effective communication is a necessary soft skill that every professional >should be a master of. Employees, managers, and people at all levels should train themselves to communicate properly with each other. This will help reduce the frequency of misunderstandings and enable them to relay their message with more clarity and comprehension.”

    Pauline Delaney, Career Coach at CV Genius

  14. “Training yourself to communicate effectively opens many doors both personally and professionally. People tend to trust you more, as well as take you seriously. It can also help to build up your own confidence which is helpful in situations when you might have inner doubt.”

    Teo Vanyo, CEO of Stealth Agents

  15. “Communication is essential in any business situation, but especially when you’re trying to build a strong relationship. When you have open communication with your employees and partners, you minimize the chances of miscommunication.”

    Kristina Kovtun, CEO & Founder of Better Proposals

  16. “Communication skills are essential for any professional. Whether you’re a manager, an employee, a professional, or a student, the ability to communicating effectively is what you need to be successful.”

    Vartika Kashyap, Chief Marketing Officer at ProofHub

Are you curious to see how you can improve your team’s communication? Here are a few suggestions!
20 Ways to Improve Team Communication in the Workplace

Inspirational communication quotes from world-known personalities

    1. “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”- Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

    1. “It’s important to make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.” – Barack Obama

    2. “You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.” – Zig Ziglar

    3. “The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.” – Tony Robbins

    4. “Communication involves self-revelation on the part of one individual and listening on the part of another.”- Dr. Gary Chapman

    5. “If we wish to achieve better communication, we should feel free to make changes in the ways we communicate.” – Dr. Prem Jagyasi

    6. “Effective communication helps to keep the team working on the right projects with the right attitude.” – Alex Langer

    7. “Communicate unto the other person that which you would want him to communicate unto you if your positions were reversed.” – Aaron Goldman

    8. “There is only one rule for being a good talker: learn to listen.” – Christopher Morley

    9. “Communication sometimes is not what you first hear, listen not just to the words, but listen for the reason.” – Catherine Pulsifer

Catherine Pulsifer

    1. “Communication is your ticket to success if you pay attention and learn to do it effectively.” – Theo Gold

    2. “Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.” – Paul J. Meyer

    3. “We, as human beings, learn through sharing and communicating.” – Hugo Reynolds

    4. “Communication is humanity’s greatest blessing, although efforts to establish it can feel like humanity’s greatest curse.”- Cole Todd

    5. “Communication works for those who work at it.” – John Powell

    6. “We are stronger when we listen, and smarter when we share.” – Rania Al-Abdullah

    7. “The quality of your communication determines the size of your result.”- Meir Ezra

    8. “Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.” – William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats

    1. “Opening up a conversation can be opening up a world of new possibilities.” – Michelle Lederman

    2. “The great enemy of communication, we find, is the illusion of it.“ – William H. Whyte

    3. “Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    4. “Communication is one of the most important skills you require for a successful life.” – Catherine Pulsifer

    5. “How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.” – Herbert Spencer

    6. “The art of communication is the language of leadership.” – James Humes

    7. “Don’t assume that prior communication has been effective and that people get it.” – Benjamin Komlos

    8. “We take communication for granted because we do it so frequently, but it’s actually a complex process.” – Joseph Sommerville

    9. “When you stop communicating, you become poor.” – Meir Ezra

    10. “You can communicate best when you first listen.”  – Catherine Pulsifer

    11. “Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity.” – Nat Turner

    12. “Constantly talking isn’t necessarily communicating.” – Charlie Kaufman

Inspirational communication quotes from world known personalities

  1. “The effectiveness of communication is not defined by the communication, but by the response.” – Milton Erickson

  2. “The best way to solve problems and fight against war is through dialogue.” – Stephen Covey

  3. “Communication is the real work of leadership.” – Nitin Nohria

  4. “Communication is the solvent of all problems and is the foundation for personal development.” – Peter Shepherd

  5. “The ability to listen is as important as the ability to speak. Miscommunication is always a two-way street.” – Sharon Sandberg

Final thoughts

The key takeaway from these communication quotes is that open and upfront communication is essential for any kind of relationship. Even if most of the quotes presented underline the importance of communication in the workplace, the importance of collaboration extends to so much more than just this field.

As successful business people of today and other world-known personalities have emphasized, communication is the number one factor of successful relationships.

Now over to you – which one of these quotes about communication was your favorite?

Stefan Chekanov

Stefan is a Co-Founder and a President of Brosix. His many years experience as a programmer, give him an unique perspective to lead the team and build Brosix in a way to best serve the customers.

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