Business Communication and Argot/Jargon

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Business Communication and Argot

Business communication has become so complex and distant from the facts that we can barely understand what is trying to be said. Jargon being used to the extent that an everyday listener or reader can be confused with the opening sentence is become too ordinary. Jargon is here to stay, that is obvious, but businesses need to understand that jargon has its place within the corporate structure and every attempt to be clear and concise to the public eye should be taken to avoid complication and confusion.

"Business jargon may not be new, but it is more visible and more pervasive in corporate life than it used to be." The use of jargon has been around for centuries and is not likely to disappear any time soon, so understanding jargon is important if you want to thrive in today's marketplaces. Companies use jargon to camouflage the clear and simple facts so that they may seem sophisticated and business apt however they often come across as too difficult to understand.

There is a centuries old debate about the use of jargon and until recently nothing effective has been done to battle the ever growing popularity of jargon in business speaking. The new word processing computer software titled 'Bullfighter' created by Deloitte Consulting, has managed to flag jargon and offer a plain English solution to replace the catchphrases used in speech preparation and all types of document preparation. Deloitte Consulting partners have been approached by numerous news sources including Fox News about the revolutionary approach to "Stripping the Bull out of business". Deloitte stands by their beliefs that jargon needs to be kept to a minimum and hopes that their product will have a major impact on the use of argot in business communication.

Despite the attempts...