The 3 Reasons Why Diversity & Inclusion Jargon Is Harming Your Organisation

Business leaders have a bad reputation for using unnecessary jargon in the workplace.

Find out how when it comes to matters of Diversity & Inclusion it seems that jargon is raised to a whole new level.

Here are some key messages from this episode:

  • Why Jargon can be used as a lazy way to grab attention
  • Why Jargon can be a hiding place for those who lack knowledge
  • Why moving beyond jargon is going to become necessary and much much more

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode:

The Lazy Use of Jargon to Grab Attention

“Too many people copy and paste punch lines like this to explain what Diversity and Inclusion is without the follow up explanation that’s required. Why? Let’s face it; these are punchy phrases that grab attention without the corresponding responsibility of delivery or explanation”

People Hide Behind Jargon to Mask Their Lack of Knowledge

“One way that people claim authority is to use jargon, to use acronyms and then act is if these terms are part of everyday language that you should know about”

We Need to Move Beyond Jargon to Focus on Meaning

“Textbook definitions have their place but at some point we need to focus on meanings and intentions and not exclusively on the academic terms that are being used”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper: 

Stephen Frost: How the London 2012 Olympics Made a Big Deal Out of Diversity 

My PhD Thesis

Dr Lisa Nishii

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