We tend to take communication FOR GRANTED,
because it is a DAILY EXPERIENCE.
In communication one person attempts to convey a MESSAGE,
from which another person tries to create meaning and UNDERSTANDING.
There are many factors in the process, however, that sharply influence
whether the message is understood the way it was intended or not.
So there is a lot of room for misinterpretation in the communication process.
Additionally, the message can be altered by NOISE SOURCES, such as:
LINGUISTICS: the use of jargon or speaking different natives languages.
WORD AMBIGUITY: words with different meanings depending on the context.
HEALTH: Physical and Mental Wellbeing.
ATTITUDES: Personality conflicts, lack of motivation or selective perception.
WORLDVIEWS: Difference in values, beliefs, goals, priorities, meanings, etc.
CULTURAL DIFFERENCES of verbal and non verbal messages
can create entirely different interpretations.
The communication process really can be quite daunting...
...particularly when you consider INTERPERSONAL FACTORS, such as:
OUR CHALLENGE: The communication process is so rich and complex that
there is a high likelihood to misunderstand the intended meaning of a message.
OUR OPPORTUNITY: To address this complexity
we can use intentional dialogue processes, which enable us to:
BUILD TRUST to practice
"To actively learn constructive communication can be truly
transformative for the wellbeing of our relationships."