“Let’s go ahead and address the elephant in the room.”
“I need to get my ducks in a row.”
“We need to dive deeper on this issue.”
Unless you employ an elephant, have a stash of ducks ready to be cataloged, and boast an office perk of a diving pool, there’s really no need to utter these words.
These jargon-filled phrases that litter our everyday interactions with colleagues actually cause a lot of confusion, and while you might think they make you look intelligent, they do just the opposite.
So let’s not boil the ocean here, nor do we need to re-invent the wheel. The below infographic from GoToMeeting will help us to get on the same page and gain traction in our attempt to avoid jargon going forward.