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Speaking Jargon

SMEs warned: Avoid Business Jargon

Business jargon is being widely used in the workplace despite the risk that it can cause confusion and misunderstanding, HR experts have warned. Research from by serviced office provider MWB Business Exchange revealed that 25% of employees in small firms use business buzz words on a frequent basis, compared with 98% of staff in big companies. The survey also highlighted that almost three–quarters of employees felt that using business jargon hindered productivity at work. John Spencer, CEO of MWB Business Exchange said: “A lot of the time it comes down to laziness, as buzz words are used to save time instead of thinking about the most appropriate phrase. Stronger efforts are needed to stamp out business jargon, to avoid misunderstandings in the workplace.” “Business ... »