The cycle includes six stages, which include:
Idea occurs – This is the first stage of the cycle in which you have an idea that you want to speak or communicate with another or others
Message coded – This is the second stage, where you go through the mental process of thinking what you are going to say and how you are going to express it, for example, verbally or by using Sign Language.
Message sent – In this third stage, you actually speak, sign or write the words that you want to communicate with.
Message received – At the fourth stage, this is where the person or people you are communicating to have sensed your message. For example they have seen you sign the message or have heard it.
Message decoded – In the fifth stage, this is where the person or people you are communication to have to decode the message, which is where it may need to be translated or just thought out to understood what has been said.
Message understood – In the last stage of the communication cycle, this is where the receiver has understood what has been communicated to them and will reply, it may be a perfect response to what you said or it may involve a question to what it means. Argyle suggested that for communication to be effective, it is necessary to follow these stages. It makes individuals aware that not everybody communicates in the same way and there are various ways of showing it. The communication cycle is very important within health and social care, it