Welcome to my 3rd blog post. This is all going to be about better communication in the wiki community. There are some things you should know to know how to handle a wiki community in a better manner.
Social Dynamics focuses on the way a group or society or a community behaves that results from the interactions of the individual members in a group/community/society.
This is to help you know on what to improve on when it comes to their behavior either positive or negative. Their behavioral condition matters to the wiki, because this was made to be collaborative, not solo style. A good community in a wiki results in a more possible chance for it to grow into a bigger community to help out in the wiki.
The main goal is to increase the functional use of language and communication in all natural settings. The ability to use language to interact with others in a host of situations, from entering peer groups to resolving conflicts.
Every wiki encounters a problem in the community. Of course, every problem has their paths to their solutions which is always natural, and automatic.
Improving Problem Behavior through Effective Social Communication
Uses visual supports, role-play, and high-interest activities to teach individuals two important concepts: 1) how their behavior affects other people, and 2) what choices people may make based on the behavior they encounter.
This helps them see through their actions and reflect of what they have done, and correcting their mistakes, so that they can be able to learn from them and for them to improve their selves independently. Teach the ignorant, its for the best, and for the benefit of making a positive progress on the wiki's community, especially the individuals' relationship with each other.
All goals must be functional, family oriented, developmentally appropriate, and measurable. The goals that you should be preparing is a possibility that everyone can achieve in.
This is about making your goals for the community to help and reach on, which involves in the collaboration, and union of the individuals for them to easier reach to the goal and at the same time, getting along with each other.
Communicative Competence/Social-Behavioral Improvement – Treat social behavior by improving communication skills.
Giving Full Attention To The Speaker
Attending is the art and skill of giving full attention to another person. This is applied if whenever a conflict occurred.
Effective attending is a careful balance of alertness and relaxation. Fully attending says to the speaker, "What you are saying is very important. I am totally present and intent on understanding you". This is important, because it is to really show to the other person that you care, and to have an idea on how to solve the problem in an easier way.
Paying Attention to the Words and Feelings
In order to understand the total meaning of a message, we must be able to gain understanding about both the feeling and the content of the message. We are often more comfortable dealing with the content rather than the feelings (i.e., the relationship), particularly when the feelings are intense. Our tendency is to try and ignore the emotional aspect of the message/conflict and move directly to the substance of the issues.
This can lead to an escalation of intense emotions. It may be necessary to deal directly with the relationship problem by openly acknowledging and naming the feelings and having an honest discussion about them prior to moving into the substantive issues. If we leave the emotional aspect unaddressed, we risk missing important information about the problem as well as derailing the communication process.
1. Paraphrasing - a brief, succinct statement reflecting the content of the speakers message.
2. Reflecting Feeling - a statement, in a way that conveys understanding, of the feeling that the listener has heard.
3. Summarizing - a statement of the main ideas and feelings to show understanding.
4. Questioning - asking open questions to gain information, encourage the speaker to tell her story or situation, and gain clarification.
The following does not help on making your wiki community a better one. Please remember to avoid doing these actions to prevent any more misunderstandings or misinterpretations.
1. Attacking (interrogating, criticizing, blaming, shaming)
2. "You Messages" (moralizing, preaching, advising, diagnosing)
3. Showing Power (ordering, threatening, commanding, directing)
4. Other Verbal Barriers: shouting, name calling, refusing to speak.
That is it for all! Hope this helps!