The Words We Say

speaking in tongues 

Why do we speak differently in the world of business? Even though it’s still a bunch of human beings interacting, the language we use is quite distinct from what we use normally. Think of the last conversation you had with your least favorite aunt. Compare this with the last meeting you had with your boss’s boss. Notice the difference? Why do we mince words? Why doesn’t “use” suffice that we need to “utilize”? Why are new people called “talent”? Why do we have to “socialize” our latest piece of work?

Humans make up the workforce. I think it’s best to speak to them like they are humans.

PS: Here’s a useful link to help translate the business/consultant mumbo jumbo  


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