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Archive for April, 2012
Saying goodbye to our favourite jargon isn’t that easy. Â A recent chat on the IABC linked in page asked for jargon no one wanted to hear ever again.Â Here are just a few examples:
Incentivize, c-suite, granular, customer-centric, innovation, collaboration, creative, low hanging fruit, breaking silos, verticals, blueprint for change, under the tent, run of play, strategic architects, rolldown, scaling, flight risk, thinking outside the box,Â pick my brain, value-added, leverage, make an ask, reach out, bandwidth, deep dive, drill down, ramp up, onboard[ing], quick wins, tactical execution, think laterally, going forward, socialize, run it up the flagpole, circle back, face time, strategic decisionâ€¦
And more. Many, many, more.
I think we all agree. Â Jargon is a bad thing. And yet, most of us have been guilty at one time or another of contributing to our jargon-filled world. Jargon just sticks.
So, now what?Â Iâ€™m thinking we may need a good exorcism.