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Why Are Your People Thinking of Leaving? Five Reasons to Junk the Jargon
Chances are, we're all guilty of using jargon from time to time. Perhaps your latest ad campaign "moved the needle" for sales, or you've told a colleague that you "don't have the bandwidth" to help with a report.

Jargon can can annoy and confuse people, and it can muddle your communications. Discover five good reasons to avoid it in our article, Beating Business Jargon.

Clear and effective communication is key to management success. You can explore 100 tools for developing your skills with our article, Communication Skills - Start Here, and find out how good a communicator you are already by taking our quiz, How Good Are Your Communication Skills?

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A Final Note

There's a time and a place for jargon - when discussing a specific topic with fellow experts, for example. But it can alienate people who aren’t "in the know." And beware using jargon to disguise your own ignorance or unfamiliarity with an issue, as people will likely see right through this.

Next week, you can explore six team-building exercises to boost the way that your people communicate with one another.

Have a great week!

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