5 important Disadvantages of Oral Communication are as follows:

a) There is no formal record of transaction.

b) If the verbal message is passed on along the hierarchical chair of command, then some distortions can occur during the process.

c) Lengthy and distant communications cannot be effectively conveyed verbally.


d) The receiver may receive the message in his own perception and thus misunderstand the intent of the message.

e) Spontaneous responses may not be carefully thought about.