Author and leadership expert Gabrielle Dolan talks about why we use jargons and their potential consequences
Jargon is all around us. Everyone is moving the needle, pivoting and thinking outside the square. Ironically the term thinking outside the square was first used in the 1970s, so if you are still using this metaphor, perhaps you are not demonstrating the innovative and creative thinking qualities you are looking for in others. As there are hidden consequences to using jargon, let’s look at the three reason why we use jargon and the potential consequences.