Communication takes place in any and all locations, intentionally and unintentionally, and it can be positive or negative. Many of our personal traits and character qualities can affect how we communicate with other people, and how they communicate with us. Recently, I had an experience that further proved this point to me in a very real and tangible way.
3.1 – Explain how individuals from a different backgrounds may use communication methods in a different way
Communication is a two-way process that takes practice and time to be fully effective and is very important in every aspect our personal and professional lives. We communicate every day of our lives both verbally or nonverbally. The process of verbal communication is the exchanging information by transmitting an idea, send that idea, receive feedback, understand the idea and the feedback and provide feedback to the person who sent the message. The main components of communication are context, encoder, message, medium, decoder, and feedback. The context could be social, chronological, cultural, or physical. The individual sending the message will
Different social, professional and cultural contexts may affect relationships and the way people communicate due to of a lack of understanding or knowledge of one another’s background and culture. This could be through their race, religion, ethnicity or where they come from. Each one of these can have similar or very different ways to communicate. For example
Communication involves the exchange of messages and is a process which all individuals participate in. Whether it is through spoken word, written word, non-verbal means or even silence, messages are constantly being exchanged between individuals or groups of people (Bach & Grant 2009). All behaviour has a message and communication is a process which individuals cannot avoid being involved with (Ellis et al 1995).
Throughout the semester there were various aspects of communication that I felt applied to me. It was not, however, until the latter half of the semester that I experienced my greatest revelation regarding my abilities as a communicator. While studying the 12th chapter in the textbook, Interplay The Process of Interpersonal Communication, I learned
Explain how people from different backgrounds may use and/or interpret communication methods in different ways
Michael Argyle (1972) looks at the cycle of communication which involves six stages this is about sending receiving and the decoding of messages between individual and also groups.
Effective communication involves a two-way process in which each person tries to understand the viewpoint of the other person." According to Argyle, skilled interpersonal interaction (social skills) involves a cycle in which you have to translate or 'decode' what other people are communicating and constantly adapt your own. Communication is a cycle because when two people communicate they need to check that their ideas have been understood". An example of good communication involves the process of checking understanding, using reflective or active listening.
Social coordination is realized through federal, or one-sided control. One research on central issues is the nature between one person, a group of people, and punishing one's action after an event. Smooth harmony between individual interest, and group interests. Group interest and subsequent action were linked in a straight method. A person with a common interest would also help those with shared interest, a person with a common interest or purpose in the same group would be better off if their purpose was completed. One's personal interest or advantage will not cooperate to complete their common or group interest. This was based on a statement that groups act in self-interest because of individual's association. If one group fails to act, it cannot be taken into account of the apparent absence of shared interest., or a hint that the group might not be better off if they were to act.
Dr. Allison Brennan touched on various topics about dynamics of social interaction during the process of cognitive collaboration. The main focus was towards social interaction between people rather than focusing on what factors influence social development in an individual. Her research on cognitive collaboration was conducted with the same experimental task called, Enumeration Visual. This is where participants collaborate with a friend and sometimes a non friend to answer given questions.
Mead’s theory states the civilization we live in today is only here because of symbolic interactionism. Rather, without the different forms of communication human life would not be as advanced or intellectual. According to Mead, humans react towards others based on the perception we create of that individual in our head. Furthermore, humans cannot do this independently, but rely heavily on other’s perceptions to justify their own. Mead discusses how meaning is not pre-determined, but it is brought to light through symbolic interactionism. Mead proposes that there is an individualistic approach to the meanings of different symbols. The shortage
Interpersonal communication can be described as communication that occurs between two or more individuals. While communication can be either verbal, nonverbal, or written, interpersonal communication is more commonly practiced through face to face, verbal communication (Burton, 2011). The interpersonal communication process begins with a “sender”, which is the person that is communicating a message to another person. The “receiver” is the person that is retrieving the message from the sender. It is then the receiver’s job to interpret the message, and give feedback to the sender, allowing them to know that the message was received, and understood (Burton, 2011).
Communication accommodation theory was developed by Hoard Giles decades ago and over the time has been used to explain many scenarios of interpersonal interactions. The two articles that have been chosen try to use communication accommodation theory to explain specific common social interactions. Moreover, my own personal experiences can be explained the theory’s premises and assumptions.