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Argyles Communication Cycle and Tuckman's Interaction Cycle

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Argyles communication cycle
Argyles stages of communication cycle is were an idea occurs, message coded, message sent, message received, message decoded, message understood. The first stage where the idea occurs is when we think about the thing we are about to say and who to. The second stage, message coded, is when we plan to say it. The fourth stage is message received, this is when the other person hears what you have said. The fifth stage is message decoded, this is when the person you are speaking to translates what you have said if it is in a different language. The sixth stage is message understood, this is when the other person can understand the meaning of what you have said to them.

Tuckman’s interaction cycle

In groups communication depends on how other people feel around each other. Tuckman suggested that most groups go through four stages in group interaction Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing.

The first stage is Forming, this stage is important because the team members get to know each other and become friendly. At first team members tend to behave independently and although goodwill may exist they do not know each other well enough to unconditionally trust one another.

The next step is Storming, this is important for the growth of the group. This stage distinguishes the strong groups from the weaker ones as some group do not make it past this stage. Relationships between team members will be made or broken at this stage and some may never recover. It is important for the team to have a strong facilitative leadership at this stage.

The third step is Norming, at this stage the team agree on the rules and values by which they operate. The team begin to trust themselves and individuals start to take greater responsibility so the leader can take a step back.

The fourth step is Performing, not all teams make it to this stage. Decision making is collaborative and is encourages as there will be high level of respect in the...
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