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Workplace jargon

Workplace jargon

Jargon refers to terms, expressions, or acronyms specific to a particular industry or professional group.

People enjoy complaining about jargon, saying it is hard to understand, pretentious, and unnecessary. Many industries and government leaders criticize it, but jargon continues to thrive in most professions despite these complaints.

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  • Jargon can make communication more difficult for outsiders and cause them to disengage.
  • Jargon can make people feel excluded.
  • It can sound meaningless.
  • It can hurt the impressions of a speaker. Au...

Jargon fulfils a number of fundamental needs.

  • Identify when jargon is proper. When credibility is important, jargon may be useful. When understanding and engagement of a varied audience are necessary, excessive jargon can be costly.
  • Ask yourself if you can communicate the same idea in a simpler way.

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