June 18, 2019
June 18, 2019
I started my career in IT at NAB, as a TCO in FES, which looked after NAB’s ATM and POS network.
Did you understand that sentence? My guess is, no. You may have deciphered some of those acronyms and abbreviations, but probably not all of them.
Now, let me rephrase it without all the shorthand: I started my career in information technology at National Australia Bank, as a trainee computer operator in front-end systems, which looked after National Australia Bank’s automatic teller machines and point of sale network.
Which is easier to understand? The second explanation without acronyms, I expect.
In my previous video blog, I discussed the consequences of using acronyms in I have NFI, WTF you are talking about.
The next video in the series builds on this and looks at our addiction to acronyms.
I encourage you to watch the video and share it with your teams. Then you can do a review of your communications to see if you are using unnecessary acronyms.
In my latest book, Real Communication: How to be you and lead true, I explore this topic further as well as providing some valuable tips and insights on how to communicate in a way that is more real.
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