Topic 4 Differentiate between oral and written communication

Both written and oral communication are major forms of communication. Oral communication done by word of mouth and written communication done by drawing/writing symbols. On both types of communication there are advantages and disadvantages which make each of them appropriate or not ,depending on the message that should be conveyed.

The major elements that differentiate these two types of communication are:

  • Written communication has always permanent record in comparison with oral communication which record at the end of it, have been lost.
  • Feedback of written communication takes time to be given but oral’s communication is given immediately.
  • Oral communication is very flexible in contrast with written communication which is rigid.
  • Written communication takes more time to be prepared the transmitted message. Opposite in oral communication in which the preparation isn’t appropriate.
  • Oral communication is not as reliable as written is.