Soft Skills - The rudiments of speaking and listening in personal and group settings.
To communicate, you need a transmitter, or better, a message, a receptor, and a context in which the communication process occurs. You also need a code to enable the receptor to “read” and understand the message.
The ingredients listed above are true for each and every type of communication, including communication between machines. Take, for instance, a fire- alarm system. The transmitter is represented by an outside element (i.e., smoke and/or increase of heat) that behaves in a specific context, which is the air in a room. The receptor is the sensor that “reads” the signal through a predefined code and reacts by expelling water or another liquid to extinguish the fire.
Between people, there is the advantage that the code is not given by an external entity but is sought by the two communicators while they establish a relationship.