In this essay I am going to write about the different theories of communication. I will discuss the communication theories presented by Michael Argyle and Bruce Tuckman and the different stages included in both. Both Theories refer to different types of communication and are used to develop effective communication within the health and social care sector.
The communication cycle is an important factor in the way we communicate with each other today as it enables us to participate and understand conversations well. Rasheed et al (2010) says once you have decided you need to communicate with someone, it is helpful to think about the communication cycle. This is a commonly used theory of communication first developed by Charles Berner in 1965 and modified by Michael Argyle, a social psychologist, in 1972. The communication goes through various stages which involves two people; the sender and the receiver. The interaction involves sending and receiving messages, it is a two way process which is responsible for effective communication.   There are several steps in Argyles theory of communication.

This figure taken from Boardworks shows a diagram of the communication cycle. It shows one-on-one communication and how the different stages are presented by each person.
Stage one of Argyles communication cycle is Ideas occurring. Langridge et al (2007) says that Ideas occur and a conscious decision is made to send a message. The sender is the one from whom the ideas originate, and starts off the communication cycle. For example Mrs Smith wants to have some pain relief administered during her labour. Stage two is where the message is coded by the sender. This is where the sender decides what type of communication to use which can consists of speaking, listening, body language or gestures and writing. They have to make sure they communicate in a way so that the receiver can understand what the sender is saying. Also the sender must think of their tone of voice and how...