Sending and receiving as a rather old-fashioned and mechanistic view of
communication. It's a view that in my experience gets organisations into
all kinds of trouble.
A dialogue or a conversation occurs in (or emerges from) the interaction
of two or more people and the idea of sender and receiver is neither
technically accurate nor, in my opinion, a very powerful interpretation.
Nothing is communicated directly to another. All go through
interpretations processes of context, meaning, significance, content, etc.
Even apparently sensible speaking is frequently merely noise to its
Until we begin to give up the mechanistic metaphor of sending and
receiving as the basic mode of communication, we aren't going to
crack the problems we keep confronting.
Michael McMaster <Michael@kbddean.demon.co.uk>
Learning-org -- An Internet Dialog on Learning Organizations For info: <firstname.lastname@example.org> -or- <http://world.std.com/~lo/>