Organizing Action through Communication

The way that communication is interpreted can differ from one individual to another. The behavior and actions that follow communication are directly linked to how that communication is interpreted. Organized action can occur amongst groups even when individual interpretation of instructions varies within the group. "The basis for organized action in the absence of shared meanings is a socially shared repertoire of communication mechanisms." A study found that the four communication mechanisms that produce and maintain this propensity for action are “metaphor, logical argument, affect modulation, and linguistic indirection."