Describe the communication process and explain the key elements.

DQ: Describe the communication process and explain the key elements. Then, explain the barriers to effective communications, including problems with communicating electronically. Next, if you were a police supervisor, how would you mediate conflict between coworkers. Lastly, create 3 suggestions police leaders could use to reduce conflict in their agency.
Respond to the following post1. The communication process is the exchange of information between a sender and receiver that delivers meaning between the parties involved. This can be done with the following types of communication processes; channel, formal, informal, communicator medium, decoding and feedback. The barriers of effective commincati9ons are problems within the perceptual area regarding status, stereotyping, a judgement of value and semantics. Without a physical form of effective communication, the sender and receiver can misinterpret the message and project a tone that might not be accurate to the message. This is common in texting, emailing, and media usages of communicating.To mediate a conflict between coworkers is to take a detailed version of the incident from both parties. Assess the level of the conflict and use negotiation and reprimanding to correct any issues that lead to a higher level of conflict. Along with providing support for both parties involved to seek consultation with one other to lessen the chance of another miscommunication.
2. The communication process is when the sender gives specific information to another person (receiver) (Peak et. al, 2019). The three key elements of the communication process are influence, inform, and to express feelings or options. Effective communication is important because it can have a huge impact on the receiver depending on the information being given to them. The downfall of this is that mistakes can be made and it can turn into ineffective communication. For example, if there is a message being sent electronically and someone presses one wrong button the whole message can be confusing and not make sense at all.If I was a police supervisor I would mediate conflict between coworkers by having a meeting once a week to discuss any sort of problems or concerns anyone is having. This will allow for an “open door policy” and everyone should feel comfortable speaking their peace in this conference. Three recommendations for police leaders that could reduce conflict in their agency would be the following:-To have a conference once a week to discuss everyone’s problems and concerns about literally anything within their job.-As a leader I would check in on each officer periodically to make sure they are not having any issues. This allows for trust and a great communication level with each officer, making them feel important (which they are).-Lastly, I would recommend having a silent drop box for the shy officers. Some people are very uncomfortable in groups or one on one. This would allow for the officer to come forward and discuss any concerns they are having, that way the issue does not go unnoticed.
3. Communication could be defined as the process of sharing information with others. Whenever we have a conversation with another person or with a group of people, we are communicating. For this communication to be successful, both parties involved need to be able to understand each other. Communication is composed of five elements. The sender, who is the person that is trying to share information with others. The receiver, to whom the information is directed. Then there is the message, the information that the sender wants to share with the receiver. These three elements can basically build communication. However, there are two other elements that are also important for the communication to be successful. The medium, which is the way the message is shared. Lastly, the feedback indicates that the message has being successfully received. All these elements are the key to a successful process of communication.The most common type of communication is the verbal one, which only requires the sender and the receiver to share words and is used in our daily lives. However, throughout time more types of communication have been used. Non-Verbal communication, which uses body language. Visual communication, which requires visual aids such as photography, videos, posters, etc. And written communication, including letters, journals, emails, reports, articles, social media, etc.As mentioned before, for the communication to be successful, parties involved need to be able to understand each other. Additionally, there are barriers that also have an influence on communication. For example, lack of interest, use of unknown terms, cultural differences, physical disabilities, or digital issues. Nowadays, most of us communicate through digital platforms like social media. Many of these sites have restrictions and regulations that can limit the message that is trying to be shared and can affect the communication process. Also, network failure can constantly have an impact on this process.As a supervisor, the police officer needs to communicate with the team that he is leading. It is important that he knows how to be a leader, and this includes the fact that he needs to be able to share the information with his team and make sure they understand the message transmitted. Communication is a key when trying to solve conflicts. As recommendations, it is important that the supervisor recognizes the cultural differences and finds a balance where all can feel comfortable while messages are transmitted. Also, digital platforms should be used as a tool to improve and maximize communication. Finally, when the conflict already exists, the leader needs to hear the versions of each of the parties involved and find a way to mediate while being partial and fair to all.ReferencesNordquist, Richard. The Basic Elements of the Communication Process. ThoughtCo, Aug. 25, 2020, thoughtco.com/what-is-communication-process-1689767. Unknown. Communication Barriers. Communication barriers. (n.d.). Retrieved September 9, 2021, from http://phicare.com/competencies/communicationbarriers.php.Rashedi, A. C. (2020, May 7). Barriers to effective communication in digital media. Medium. Retrieved September 9, 2021, from https://medium.com/@alirashedi23/barriers-to-effective-communication-in-digital-media-2f3697543c9e.
4. Tevian CookHI fellow classmates,
the communication process is imparative on how we humans interact with each other. The communication process is divided vided into four main eleemnts; encoding, medium of transmission, decoding, and feedback. The general rule of the communication process is the sender and receiver components. The sender is responisble for relaying information to the other person involved which is the receiver. The encoding component is simply the production and structure of the message. The decoding component is how an audience member is abke to understand, and interpret the message, according to google. The medium of transmission is also referred to as the “channel” which means how the message is conveyed. Last, the feedback component is how the receiver of the message has acknowledge the messaged and intrepet how it was suppose to be interpreted. The problem with communicating electronically is that the message can easily be perceived wrong. For example, while using iMessage, if a person sends a text, depending on the context of the situation , the receipient could totally receive it the wrong way which could lead to some unnecessary drama. This has happened to me many times in which i had to explain myself. If i were a police supervisor and conflict were to ensue between my coworkers, i would simply bring them in, and have talk out their issues like mature adults and have them settle it there. If that dosen’t work, each will be put on leave because as serious as a job of being a police officer is, there is no space for workplace drama. One suggestion i would recommend is to have a two strike system. Another suggestion would be to have anonymous coworker evaulations each month as this will be an honest way for coworkers to express the job environment they share with their counterparts, and if negative feedback arises, it will be handled accordingly. One last suggestion i would make is to assign both of them to desk duty for a specific period of time unitl they both can handle their issues like grown people should.
5. Yasmeen Jones-MuhammadThe communication process is the transfer of information from one party to the other via a channel. The process involves elements of the channel, type of communication, selecting the medium to use, formulating the message, and internalizing the feedback provided (Peak et al., 2019). Notably, the sender must consider all of them for the process to be effective. Effective communication is not always attained due to barriers that are either perpetual or physical. The barriers are more significant when using electronic means, such as emails. Here, the face to face communication is eliminated, attracting challenges such as misinterpretation of information. Good and effective conflict management is crucial in every sector (Adekunle et al., 2019). As a police supervisor, I would mediate conflict between coworkers by assessing the level. For instance, if the disagreements are between two, I would take lesser measures than when a group is involved. In the mediation process, I would focus on the cause of the issue and how to resolve it instead of the individuals. Police leaders would reduce conflicts in their agency by increasing communication, collaboration, and making decisions as a team. When people have the information and share their ideas, misunderstanding is reduced