In a health and social care setting

In a health and social care setting, the argyle method is used when you are with the service user own your own. The argyle communication cycle has benefits to the care setting because the conversation with the service user will be straight to the point, and this means that the interaction won’t take very long and the carer has plenty of time to get around to all of their patients.

However, although the argyle communication theory can be very effective if used properly, there can be some downsides to this theory too. For example, the person you are trying to have a conversation with may not understand you, this could be because they speak a different language, they are deaf, or they might have a disability. They could also be a young child that doesn’t know how to think for themselves properly yet. There can also be problems with this theory according to the the service users feelings. For example, if the service user was upset or angry, they may not feel like talking very much, or if you do manage to get a conversation out of them, they could decode the message wrong due to them being upset or angry.