As we were reading an article today – all about over used, annoying phrases in the work place, we got to thinking about over used and annoying phrases used in meetings and correspondence.
So often, jargon is used by force of habit but it can make people feel very inadequate and inferior. I know when I first landed in the community, I heard so many new phrases and as the trip continues, I hear more every day.
So let’s Junk the Jargon.
We are suggesting that parents and practitioners have “Junk the Jargon” boxes in their offices and in meetings. Whenever jargon is used, a donation must be made to the pot.
The funds can then be passed to a good cause (such as Bringing Us Together – well if you don’t ask, you don’t get or Contact a Family – a member of CAF were involved in the Linkedin chat so they deserve a mention too), so not only do parents and practitioners actually start speaking in a language we all understand, funds are raised for worthy causes.
This could be a really fun and useful way of Junking the Jargon that we all find so tiresome.
Who’s in? If you use twitter, please use #junkthejargon and spread the word. We’d also love to hear of your examples of Jargon, no need to name and shame, just share your examples. Let’s Bring Us Together in a fun but productive way.