Clear, direct communication along with an understanding of how it is valued will create a better working environment. For example, trying to give directions or explain a situation when loud equipment is running in the background may result in unclear communication, where the employee only hears half of what the manager said. What might be the outcome? Unclear instructions, errors, additional problems that could have been averted and maybe even a misunderstanding. Strive for all the members of your team on the farm to have an understanding of how critical clear communication is in creating positive outcomes. Poor communication or lack thereof, can lead to tension between employees or management. This tension will no doubt put a halt to effective communication due to one individual or both not wanting to hear what the other has to say, resulting in communication barriers.