Need to stop using jargon

I love complex ideas – because it’s rewarding when I understand them. Then I attach names to concepts- perhaps because am creative?

As a result, in discussions with others I start going on with my jargon and ideas. Yesterday in a meeting I explained how the current approach was flawed and that we needed a new one- I used terms like top down vs bottom up, metric based system . About 15 minutes later a question revealed that the listener didn’t understand my approach – I drew a basic flow chart and everything was clear. If only I started with the simple flow chart!

Need to find more ways to catch myself from complicating the trivial- extra complexity syndrome. Am doing it again… 🙂


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