Firstly thank you to Bob for the really useful reports on the STiA
conferences - they were all outstandingly interesting and
stimulating - makes one wish one had been there........
This one little phrase in the middle of one of them sparked an
internal churning of thoughts....
> . Ambiguous words are powerful because they require conversation to
> agree on their meaning.
I loved it.........
but then I love words
Does anyone else suffer with me with this.......
...groups who complain about 'jargon'
...don't get me wrong I am not complaining about the groups (well
only a little - I get angry thinking about them - but that is my
Once a group starts to do this I find I have several
1) I find it hard to communicate as I start to worry about every
word and will they think it is jargon
2) I find myself 'judging' them as anti learning - very unhealthy
response on my part
3) I feel misjudged myself - as if they think I am deliberately
using words they don't know or might be unhappy with
So ... I am not at my best (in fact I can be highly dysfunctional!!)
Personally I really value new words and the learning that
understanding them brings, often they help me to develop new
paradigms because they are different - so how can I develop new
ways of working with groups who hate jargon - what are they
really saying?? I have some thoughts but would really value some
help with this before I voice them - they are probably rooted in
my dysfunctional prejedices!!
-- Julie Beedon VISTA Associates - consulting for a better future firstname.lastname@example.org