Interpersonal Group And Organizational Communication: Roles, And Theories Of Communication

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Communication is an essential part of everyday life because it gives us the power to affect and persuade others, it helps to build and maintain effective organizations and relationships, and our societies would crumble without it. This paper will examine interpersonal, group and organizational communication as well as theories of communication.
First, let’s look some theories of communication. I will discuss four of them, psychological, social constructionist, pragmatic, and cultural studies. The psychological model is when “during the encoding and decoding of messages, the sender and receiver filter the messages through their mental sets of personal beliefs, values, attitudes, and feelings. Each message is composed and interpreted in light
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My skills in group communication have improved greatly over the past year. I used to just be a follower, sitting back and accepting things as they come and observing the group happenings. However, I have now developed more skills in the past year which have helped me greatly with my group communication. I am no longer afraid to step up to the plate and take a lead role in a group. Five characteristics that describe me are humble, perseverant, honest, responsible, and brave. The group roles that I play most frequently are the role of information seeker, energizer, procedural technician, and I have also started to become a bit of an encourager, harmonizer, compromiser and standard setter. I will now discuss territoriality. Per (Trenholm, 2015 p. 115) “this is a basic human need. We need to have a place to call our own, a place where we are safe from attack and a place where we are free to do what we want without being observed and judged.” I am a bit territorial. My bedroom is off limits to anyone else except my girlfriend unless they are supervised or have permission from me to be in there. I am very uncomfortable with my body territory being touched without my permission. Next, I am going to discuss my “personal space bubble”. Different factors affect the size of my “bubble.” If I am interacting with a stranger, I have a larger “bubble” than if I am interacting with someone I am comfortable with such as my Mom, Brother, or girlfriend, I also have to adjust my “bubble” for different events such as going to the doctor as I will be getting examined and going to concerts as there is limited space but these are events that I can mentally prepare for beforehand. Overall, I would say that I typically have a medium sized “bubble”. When my personal “bubble” is violated, I tend to

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