Time for some more jargon surgery. Acronyms and BizSpeak in meetings are the worst. But not for the reason you might think.
Most people aren’t going to stop to explain them for you. They’ll just keep going and assume you know what they’re talking about. But it’s not their fault. It’s yours.
If you hear an acronym or term you don’t know yet… ASK.
People don’t know what they don’t know and they will definitely assume you understand the words they use if you dont… ASK.
For the managers out there, take time to explain the terms you hear people using when addressing your team.
Whether it’s offering commentary in the zoom chat alongside the conversation, or directly asking the speaker to define the term for your team, it’s on you too.
I’ve personally witnessed a colleague stop to do help teach his team and it inspired this post.