We communicate with people every day, but sometimes we do not adjust our communication style to the audience or situation at hand. This can lead to confusion, hurt feelings, or misunderstandings. Learn how to adapt the way you communicate to different situations by considering the many factors that influence the effectiveness of your communication.
How does context influence your communication? Consider the language and culture people grew up with, and the role these play in communication styles:
Context is a huge influence as we need to adjust our communication style to whomever we are speaking too. If two people who are speaking to one another and do not understand each other, this may lead to confusion, hurt feelings or misunderstanding. The context of communication makes a difference in both in the way we engage with others and in the way they interpret our message. We can often misunderstand each other, and react in ways that can hinder our relationship with others. For example in some cultures, they view conflict as a positive thing, while others view it as something to be avoided. In the states, conflict is not desirable and people are often asked to deal directly with conflicts in order to resolve it on the spot. Thus, face-to-face meetings are usually recommended to work through the conflict. But in many Eastern countries, conflict in public is experienced as embarrassing or demeaning, so as a rule, differences are best worked out quietly.
3. What assumptions are present in transactional model of communication? Find an example of a model of communication in your workplace or classroom, and provide an example for all eight components.
The eight components are source, message, channel, receiver, feedback, environment, context, and interference. I work in a nationwide janitorial firm that provides janitorial services to many high end retail stores, such as APPLE, Pacific Sales etc. On many occasion, our operation field manager has to...